Draft Policy Statement - Oil and Gas Worker Retention

Allen Schultz

February 21, 2022



Oil and Gas Worker Retention


Need/Want Directive:

Whereas Alberta should retain oil and gas workers as much as possible for zero emission capital projects.


Need/Want Rationale:

  • The federal government is looking to diversify oil and gas workers as shown by the following quote:
    • “The federal government is launching a long-awaited process to come up with a plan to support oil and gas workers as economies around the world move away from fossil fuels.“[1]


How Directive:

Be it resolved that:

  • Alberta Party will retain oil and gas workers for construction and upgrade of oil and gas plants to net zero plants.
  • Alberta Party will flow through federal job transition initiatives to subsidize zero emission capital projects for oil and gas workers.
  • Alberta Party will support the transition of oil and gas workers to the ongoing operations of the zero emission projects.


[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fossil-fuels-seamus-oregan-oilsands-climate-change-1.6110342