Canada's Energy Profile


This section proposes 40 basic questions people might have about Canada's energy sector and gives them answers which are relatively short, factual, easy to understand, and supported by official sources. They cover as many subjects as possible, in addition to offering information on the energy situation of the various parts of the country.

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From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note providing an overview of the shale gas development debate from the point of view of landowners

May 27, 2015

27 May 2015

Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

Booklet on Canada’s energy sector

March 1, 2014

1 March 2014

Economic Note exposing the need for a stable petroleum supply for Quebec's petrochemical industry

August 29, 2013

29 August 2013

Economic Note analysing Canada's subsidy programs to the oil industry

May 14, 2014

14 May 2014

Research Paper analysing efforts made by the Canadian petroleum industry to reduce its impact on the environment

October 11, 2012

11 October 2012

Economic Note comparing the benefits for the Canadian economy of private projects like pipelines versus public infrastructure spending

June 9, 2016

9 June 2016

Economic Note exploring the potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

Research Paper evaluating the costs of an accelerated transition toward green energies and the willingness of Canadians to pay these costs

December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

Economic Note on oil consumption and its production potential in Quebec

April 26, 2012

26 April 2012