WHEREAS Canadians do not benefit financially from other countries refining our oil; and,

WHEREAS Canadians have had trouble with refineries outside of Canada having stoppages which are a hindrance in managing our continuous ongoing oil supply; and,

WHEREAS Canadians are continually improving pollution methods in refining when many other countries do not and it is hypocritical that Canadians as world citizens allow other countries to take the pollution hit when we benefit from the refined oil. Other countries do not have the stringent air and land pollution quality that Canada has; and,

WHEREAS Refining Canadian oil in Canada would result in many jobs in the Canadian refining industry, more tax dollars and reducing our fuel costs.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the NPF calls upon the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of International Trade to keep Canadian business in Canada. Canadian oil should be refined in Canada by Canadian companies.

Submitted By: Club #197 – Unifor Area Retired Workers Council, Toronto & USCO