Your source for information on fuel in Canada

Apr 02, 2015   | Categories: Canadian Fuels Association, Environment, Issues, Policy

All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.
– Arthur Aufderheide, 
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Canadians use large amounts of fuel to navigate our vast country, and you want to know the facts on environmental, safety and economic figures behind the transportation fuels industry.

In response, the Canadian Fuels Association is constantly finding and interpreting the information you need. We then share it quickly and in a format you can use.

In last week’s blog post we looked at the many sources of information used by Canadian Fuels experts to generate that knowledge. This week, Eric Bristow, our director of government and stakeholder relations, explains how we share that information with Canadians.

Where to find information about Canada’s fuels

Your first stop for information about Canada’s fuels should be our website. It’s where we post reports on the fuels industry, its performance and the future outlook, as well as government submissions.

Our experts both learn and share knowledge face to face with groups that represent ordinary Canadians.

“We regularly meet with a wide variety of people to share our information and story, and to listen to, understand and learn from them,” said Bristow. “This includes, among others, government officials, politicians, environmental groups, public health officials, First Nations and other industrial sectors.”

We are connected with a large number of external groups, and communicate through their contacts. Some groups are multi-stakeholder, including government, industry, academia, environmental groups, public health groups and others.

Why fuel information matters to you

The input gathered from all these groups is important in developing good public policy, said Bristow.

“In order to contribute to the policy environment in Canada, Canadian Fuels needs to listen to and understand the input from the various groups that are interested in, or affected by, our business and fuels,” said Bristow.

“At the same time, these interactions provide us with an opportunity to explain our business, issues, opportunities and challenges,” he added.

“It is through this two way constructive dialogue that we are able to build mutual understanding and find better solutions, which contribute to the policy environment in Canada.”

Partly because of this dialogue, Canadians have extensive access to some of the world’s cleanest, most competitively-priced fuels. We’re proud of our role in that.
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