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About Mike

President & Chief Executive Officer of Questerre Energy

Mr. Binnion is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Questerre Entery Corp., since November 2000.

Mr. Binnion has been actively involved in the financing and executive management of numerous private and public companies over the last 16 years through his investment company, Rupert's Crossing Inc. Mr. Binnion served as the President and a Director of Terrenex and its predecessor from October 1995 to April 2008. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowing Energy Corp., a junior exploration and production company, from June 1996 to December 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2004. He served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of CanArgo Energy Corporation, an independent exploration & production company from 1997 to 2000. From 1992 to 1997 he was Executive Director of Crossfield House Inc., a private merchant banking firm. From 1992 to 1998 he was a minority shareholder and manager of a private investment company that held interest in commercial real estate and golf courses. Prior thereto he was Manager in the High Tech group at Clarkson Gordon, a division of Ernst & Young, specializing in tax-assistant financings. Mr. Binnion served as Chairman of the Board of Sylogist Ltd. from March 2000 to February 2002. He has been Director of Sylogist Ltd. since March 1997. He served as a Director of Magnus Energy, Inc. from March 4, 2005 to November 2007. Mr. Binnion serves as an Independent Director of High Arctic Energy Services Trust. Mr. Binnion is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta.
Feb
07

With Trump Now in Office, Canada Needs to Build a Carbon Wall

Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once said that living next to the United States is like "sleeping with an elephant," with Canada having to pay attention to every "twitch and grunt." With the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House, that elephant just rolled over. Is anyone paying attention?

Take climate policy, for example. Canada cannot by itself make a measurable impact on the global climate. No one, not even Liberals, disputes this. So why is our new Prime Minister…

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Jan
21

Quebec has a new hydrocarbon law

I have waited to blog on the new oil and gas law in Quebec.   The first question I get everywhere is what does the new law mean.  I have given it time to gain some perspective. After running a five year advocacy campaign in one sense it’s like winning a marathon.  Are you more glad you won or more glad it’s over?

This new law based on the new Quebec energy law is without question historic.

Quebec as a hydrocarbon producer will be stronger economically and more independent.  It…

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Oct
05

More Canada not more Carbon Tax

The 20th century famously was going to belong to Canada, according to Sir Wilfred Laurier.  http://www.parli.ca/twentieth-century-belongs-canada/ .  It didn’t quite turn out that way.  Canada turned out to be the reliable junior partner to Britain, then America and often the international community.  Through two world wars and international peace keeping, we showed that Canada can be trusted to punch above our weight…

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Sep
26

Industry is Also Against Expropriation

Our industry does not want to work in communities or on farms where the people do not want us.  The success of our business depends entirely on the goodwill of the people who live in the areas we work.

 

Expropriation should evoke strong emotions. Fundamental to our prosperity as a society is security that our homes and property are safe from arbitrary Government decisions.

 

At the Quebec Oil and Gas Association we share the concerns of farmers and other property…

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