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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 Energy 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.


Conservatives Leap Climate Policy Forward

I moderated a panel of some of the conservative movement’s most knowledgeable climate policy experts at Manning last Saturday. The panel, entitled “Development and Sustainability,” featured Mark Cameron from Canadians for Clean Prosperity, The Hon. Ed Fast (Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change), Jeff Gaulin from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, and David McLaughlin, the Government of Manitoba’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change.

One could say everyone knew…

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Social acceptability in Quebec

We have a new Resources Minister in Quebec.  Everyone is interested what changes this will mean for our file in Quebec.  Not least our opponents.

The Minister has repeated clearly the widely held belief there is no social acceptability for fracking in Quebec.   The last Minister and the Premier said the same thing.   Let’s be clear: industry and myself also say it.  

If it was socially acceptable why did we go through four years of independent environmental reviews and two public…

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Back to the Future in Quebec

The annual Quebec Oil and Gas Conference will open in Montreal with a cocktail at 5pm, Sunday October 29th.  Our theme is how a new kind of oil and gas company is how we will get back to the future for oil & gas in Quebec.
In early 2011 telling someone in Quebec that frac’ing would be good for society was like telling someone at a Norwegian cocktail party that you thought George Bush was a good President.  There are some things you just don’t say in polite company.

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Cost of a Cleaner Future

Recently, the Conference Board of Canada released its report The Cost of a Cleaner Future: Examining the Economic Impacts of Reducing GHG Emissions. This report, which comprehensively examines the economic impacts of a carbon tax on the Canadian economy, proves that an adult conversation on hydrocarbons is long overdue.

For me, this report also confirms what oil and gas advocates have been saying for years: a tax on carbon is not the answer to reducing global emissions. The…

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