Brad Schell made a compelling statement at the Senate Committee hearings in Calgary on April 9, 2019:

“I started out at 17 years old working in the patch. I got my Class 1 license at 18 and started driving truck. I worked my way through the ranks, started a family owned and operated heavy haul outfit. My wife counted the beans and paid the bills. My son came to work alongside me in the field. When my daughter was going to school she worked part time in the office. In our prime, we employed 40 people. We had top shelf men and women. We paid well and treated them like gold. We had a few long term employees. They were key to our success. About 12 years ago we sold out.  I had a lot of misgivings at the time. I had always dreamed my son and grandboys would take that company and run with it. But today, I’m very grateful we sold when we did. Because today I’d be flat ass broke and pushing a shopping cart around downtown Calgary collecting bottles. When I go to a Ritchie Bros auction there will be four or five trucks sitting in the lineup all painted to same good looking rigging and you will hear people talking that they know the situation. The bank called his loans. This devastation is province wide. We need access to foreign markets. It’s come to a point in this country where we are almost ashamed to say they work in the oil and gas industry. I’m here today on behalf of the oil and gas industry and every Canadian that feels like I do.”

Picture: Senator Patterson’s picture of Brad Schell, Rick Peterson and Katie Smith at the committee hearings April 9, 2019

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Island and coastal officials in B.C. meet to debate oil, gas lawsuit


Vancouver Sun, April 12, 2019 https://vancouversun.com/business/energy/vancouver-island-and-coastal-governments-consider-suing-oil-and-gas

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 2019 https://vancouversun.com/business/energy/vancouver-island-and-coastal-governments-consider-suing-oil-and-gas

Apr 2019

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Prairie fire


Last week, when I sat in the Senate Committee meeting in Calgary with Brad Schell,  I began thinking about prairie fires. (more…)

Last week, when I sat in the Senate Committee meeting in Calgary with Brad Schell,  I began thinking about prairie fires. (more…)