The Canadians for Natural Resources Campaign, initiated by the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), gains momentum! July 2, 2019 Business leaders from coast-to-coast have teamed up to raise awareness of the importance of Canada’s natural resource economy. The Canadians for Natural Resources campaign is an initiative coordinated by the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC). The aim of the campaign is to bring conversations to kitchen tables across Canada about the role energy has in our country, and what the future looks like. Currently, more than 1.82 million Canadians are directly or indirectly employed by Canada’s resource economy. In addition, Canada exports more than $236 billion worth of natural resources every year. Yet, Canada struggles to not only reach markets abroad, but also within its own borders. As a result, Canada’s natural resources are selling at a discounted rate, resulting in less investment in our social services and economy. Through the campaign, the CGCC is asking for all Canadians to talk about how we can further develop our country’s natural resources as we head into a pivotal federal election this fall. The CGCC includes chambers and boards of trade in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax and officially launched the initiative at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual general meeting in Quebec City on May 30. The campaign capitalizes on a series of events leading up to and throughout the federal election in October to get its messages out to Canadians. For more information, or to see how you can get involved, please visit www.ournaturalresources.ca.