Thank you all for spending your time with us this afternoon. I appreciated your comments about Canada's strength being the diversity of our energy sources.
Just before I start with my questions, I want to thank my Liberal colleagues for inserting into this study specific references to the Canadian energy strategy. I want to note on the record that it was an initiative launched by an Alberta premier at the time and adapted and accepted by all premiers precisely because it voices its support for diverse natural resources and energy development within Canada, from every region and from all sources.
In hindsight, I somewhat regret that we didn't include the Canadian energy strategy in our previous study on oil and gas, since it talks about the importance of regulatory certainty in critical energy infrastructure and the importance of diversifying export markets. It speaks to what is Canada's long track record, which you have already touched upon, in everything from our regulatory system to our investments in innovation and our long-standing commitment to balancing environmental stewardship with energy and economic development, with all of the prosperity and jobs such development provides to every Canadian and every community across the country.
I note at the outset—I have colleagues opposite who feel strongly about this as well—that I hope that throughout this study we can continue to talk about supporting responsible natural resources development and enhancing investment opportunities for responsible natural resources development in every sector, in every province in the country, and that we aren't in a scenario in which we are pitting sectors against sectors, as that might have disproportionate impacts in some regions or provinces.
I would note, of course, that this discussion around the development and investment of low-carbon and alternative and renewable energies goes hand in hand with a thriving oil and gas sector. The biggest private investors in alternative and renewable energy, such as wind and solar, are indeed conventional oil and gas companies and pipeline companies, such, for example, as Enbridge.
I want to thank you for your comments at the outset. Perhaps one day we can talk again about the goals and the recommendations in the Canadian energy strategy also, in the context of ensuring the sustainability and long-term prosperity of oil and gas development in Alberta, or in Canada as well.
Could you expand a little concerning these regional dialogues and give us, just for our knowledge, any specifics that you'd like to highlight about past challenges you see involving federal, provincial, and regional co-operation and any specifics you'd like to highlight about gaps you've identified or things that need to improve?
Connected to that, has this been or is it going to be part of the four major regulatory reviews? Will there be any impact on regulatory changes or adjustments stemming from those dialogues? If you could, just illuminate some of that for us.