Dr. David Swann addresses Prime Minister’s comment on “phasing out” oil sands

Lethbridge, AB (January 13th, 2017): Dr. David Swann fully supports the oil and gas industry and call on the Prime Minister to clarify his remarks. Alberta’s oil sands industry is both environmentally responsible and generates hundreds of thousands of jobs both here and across Canada.

“All of us, including the oil and gas industry, already recognise that we are in a transition to cleaner energy,” said Swann. “In the current international economic climate the industry does not need any more uncertainty about its future. We need our Prime Minister to not only support this industry, the economic engine of the country, but to communicate that clearly.

“Given the Prime Minister’s recent pipeline approvals I believe he should be given the benefit of the doubt and a chance to clarify his remarks,” Swann concluded.