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CAPP Update

B.C. municipal leaders see the oil sands firsthand

CAPP gave a tour of oil sands facilities to 92 representatives of municipal governments from across British Columbia.

CAPP gave a tour of oil sands facilities to 92 representatives of municipal governments from across British Columbia, including members of B.C.’s Green Party, this September. The tour was held in conjunction with the 2016 Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention held in Victoria.

“We were able to reach out to an unprecedented number of key decision makers in B.C., people who will influence decisions regarding market access to the West Coast” says Lee Coonfer, B.C. outreach advisor for CAPP. “I think the tour was very effective. You can’t Photoshop or airbrush a tour,” he says. “We were able to show municipal leaders firsthand how Canadian oil sands producers are leaders when it comes to running safe, sustainable operations and implementing world-leading environmental mitigation strategies.”

Coonfer notes that feedback from the participants has been excellent, with most expressing an appreciation of the industry’s transparency and professionalism. For more information, contact lee.coonfer@capp.ca.