As energy prices rise, Europe remains dependent on imported oil from repressive states
'Two-thirds of the imports into Europe come from countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia'
EU Foreign Oil Imports From Tyrannies and Autocracies: Nearly €3.1 Trillion (CAD$4.6 Trillion) Since 2005
Dependence by EU nations on crude oil sourced from autocracies and tyrannies comes with increased energy security risks
Despite being a world leader in crude oil reserves and production Canada's reliance on foreign oil is significant
The shared industry in North America matters to millions
'If you're in the United States and you care about jobs, you should care about the oil and gas industry'
Enhancing North American energy security: Analyzing the economic impacts of the U.S. oil and gas industry
U.S. oil and gas industry employs 5 million people and contributes billions to the national economy
A half-trillion bonanza of revenue over the last two decades is a conservative estimate
Canada's oil and gas sector alone provided half a trillion dollars for government programs over a 20-year period
Revenues from the oil and gas sector alone are worth 50 years of federal family allowance and children's benefit payments