Today, CAODC and the Oil Respect campaign officially presented an e-petition in the House of Commons calling upon the federal government to vocally support the oil and gas industry, new pipelines across Canada, and hundreds of thousands of employed and unemployed oil workers. A copy of our press release can be found at http://bit.ly/2dhQCqO and a link to the official petition can be found at http://bit.ly/1s9PpVw.
The petition was signed by 34,537 Canadians from across the country and represents the highest signed House of Commons e-petition presented in history. I am so proud of the success our campaign has had so far as we engage Canadians and continue to put pressure on our political leaders to stand-up for our industry. The petition received enough signatures whereby the federal government is required to make an official response within 45 days.
I had the privilege to lead a press conference outside the House of Commons in Ottawa with a number of our campaign partners. The following link will take you to a video of the full press conference http://bit.ly/2dfbSKD. I encourage you to share with your colleagues about the important work the Association is doing on behalf of our industry.
If you haven’t already done so, please encourage your employees to support the campaign’s efforts on social media. We have seen tremendous success on Facebook and Twitter so far but we need to continue expanding our efforts. More information about the campaign is detailed in the attachment.
Together, we are making a difference.
Mark A. Scholz
Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)
Facebook: Oil Respect