Factsheet: NAFTA puts the U.S. in control of our energy production

The “proportionality clause” of NAFTA obligates Canada to maintain a fixed share of energy exports to the U.S. The more Canada exports, the more Canada is obliged to export.

If there was ever an energy shortage, or environmental concerns that meant we wanted to cut back on energy production, under NAFTA we can’t eliminate or scale back our exports to the U.S. even to meet our own domestic needs.

Thursday, July 13, 2017