CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Calgary Leadership Forum's president Brian Lee announced the formation of a CITIZENS & INDUSTRY PANEL FOR A PRODUCTIVE ROYALTY MODEL, in response to Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd and Premier Notley's announcement of the appointment of the full review panel.

Lee confirmed the appointment of Christopher Yee as project Chair, and will announce shortly panel membership to consist of a balanced representation of Oil and Gas industry leaders and citizens at large.

"With the current oil price melt down and loss of a thousand jobs a week, we acknowledge the government for postponing legislative changes till 2017" said Panel Chair Christopher Yee.

"We are surprised and disappointed by the government's failure to appoint any oil and gas industry leaders to their review group. Why wouldn't they capitalize on the world class expertise available to them?"

The Calgary Leadership Forum's Charter creates a Citizens' and Industry Panel for a productive royalty model, with it's Mission; "to develop a Citizens and Industry based submission on a healthy/productive royalty model for the future."

The Objectives of the Panel are to:

  • Develop an Alberta solution

  • Include Broad representation from citizens and industry experts

  • Solicit innovative and proven ideas for a sustainable royalty program for the future

  • Assure a fair Return on Investment for Albertans

  • Ensure a thriving industry for the future

  • Develop recommendations for submission to Royalty Review Committee

  • Advocate for the panel's report implementation

Project chair Christopher Yee has written David Mowatt requesting an opportunity to make a live presentation to the Review Panel.

The Calgary Leadership Forum welcomes input, ideas and submissions from citizens and industry in writing and or orally, and plans to consult with a broad spectrum of Calgary organizations and the public.

Calgary Leadership Forum Mission: We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Calgary for this and future generations.

SOURCE Calgary Leadership Forum

For further information: Christopher Yee, Chair, Calgary Leadership Forum Citizens' and Industry Panel, Phone 403.617.8786, Email:,; Brian Lee CSP, President, Calgary Leadership Forum, 403.607.7444,

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