OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Hon. Stockwell Day, former Leader of the Opposition and head of the Canadian Alliance will speak Wednesday in Ottawa on the need to expand access for Canadian oil products to new global markets, and why a refinery is the only option that will meet the conditions needed to meet this critical national policy objective. As the newly appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee for Pacific Future Energy Corporation, Day will speak about how building the world's greenest oil refinery in British Columbia, is vital to Canada's national interests.
In the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions, Day will make the case that the energy industry needs to recognize First Nations' right to full participation in the energy economy and to ensure they have a seat at the table throughout the entire process, from conceptualization onwards.
True partnership with First Nations also means true respect for the environment and for Canada's unspoiled coast – and Day will argue that this means that there is also a need to think creatively about how we export our energy, how it is refined, and how we get it to the markets where it's most in-demand.
WHO: The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC, Senior Advisor, Pacific Future Energy
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada, "Canada's Pacific Future"
WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
About Pacific Future Energy
Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy is a company that has been developed to finance, design and construct the world's greenest oil refinery in British Columbia, Canada. The management team consists of leaders from the venture capital, corporate and government sectors, who share the belief that while it's in Canada's national strategic interest to diversify its markets for oil, it should be done in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and while ensuring the protection of Canada's west coast. For more information about the company www.pacificfutureenergy.com
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SOURCE: Pacific Future Energy
For further information: Alexandra Pecoskie, Citizen Relations on behalf of Pacific Future Energy, 604-647-6256