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 describing energy production and consumption in Quebec

April 16, 2013

16 April 2013

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

May 27, 2015

27 May 2015

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

October 11, 2012

11 October 2012

Research Paper on the economic and political interests that Quebec and Alberta have in common

May 12, 2011

12 May 2011

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

May 14, 2014

14 May 2014

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

June 9, 2016

9 June 2016

Booklet on Canada’s energy sector

March 1, 2014

1 March 2014

Viewpoint contrasting the economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec

April 23, 2015

23 April 2015

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

August 29, 2013

29 August 2013

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

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016