Ottawa- Canada’s largest energy workers' union is very disappointed that the National Energy Board has rejected a request by the last remaining refinery on Canada's West coast to be granted "priority destination" status for shipments of Alberta crude.
"The NEB's decision will see Canadian oil flow to the US when a Canadian refinery is being starved of supply," says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
OTTAWA -- "Canadians should be outraged that the federal government is shoving millions of taxpayer dollars into American advertising to promote Keystone XL," says Dave Coles, President of Canada's largest energy workers' union. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has learned that since2010-11 Natural Resources Canada has increased its advertising budget by 7000%.
OTTAWA (April 23, 2013) -- CEP Assistant to the President Fred Wilson and CAW Economist Jim Stanford today presented submissions to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee studying diversivication, jobs, and sustainability.
VICTORIA – Two keynote speakers shared with CEP delegates the importance of setting and respecting national standards on psychological health and safety in the workplace. Their presentation on Tuesday, April 9 laid the groundwork for understanding the basic requirements for workplaces to be healthy and safe for workers.
CALGARY, ALTA – The president of Canada’s largest energy workers' union says a case being heard today by the National Energy Board will determine whether Canadian oil will continue to flow to the US when a Canadian refinery is being starved for supply.
“The NEB has a duty to protect the public interest and ensure that Canadian energy security is given the highest priority,” says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
OTTAWA – The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling for a full accounting of the public money spent lobbying in favour of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In recent weeks several Conservative ministers have flown to Washington to push the approval of the pipeline while Harper has made it the top priority for Canada's embassies and 22 consular offices in the U.S for 3 consecutive years.
Until now, we've been having the wrong energy discussion in Canada. As long as the attention is on individual projects like Keystone XL or Churchill Falls, it's relatively easy for the debate to become polarized to the point that Canadians feel we must choose between a safe environment and good jobs.
OTTAWA - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is standing in support of the Forward On Climate demonstration this Sunday in Washington, DC. Thousands of Americans will be calling on President Barack Obama to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and to start his second term with strong climate action.