Mr. Speaker, I rise today and salute the volunteer organizations in Calgary Centre that have spent years promoting pride in Canada's working resource industries.
For years, workers in these sectors have contributed to Canada's growth, paying taxes while an army of foreign-funded activists mounted misinformation campaigns to discredit their work. These Canadians believed the governments would make good, common-sense decisions. Well, common sense is not always in abundance. Out of this noise arose a collection of volunteer voices, recognizing we needed better information on how our natural resource industries contribute to the essentials of life we all enjoy.
Canada Action, started by Cody Battershill, has become a highly regarded source of information and a purveyor of Canadian pride. There are many more: Terry Winnitoy, of Energy Now; Michael Binnion of Modern Miracle Network; Aaron Foyer and Alexandria Shrake of Energy Minute; and Chris Slubicki from Modern Resources.
Each of these organizations and people have undertaken their tasks as volunteers to make our country better—