Dan McTeague

Dan McTeague

Dan McTeague

Credentials

Background

Dan McTeague is the president of Canadians for Affordable Energy (CAE)2Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk He describes himself as a “Senior Petroleum Analyst” on LinkedIn.3Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog., and runs the website GasWizard.ca, which tracks and predicts gas prices.

Canadians for Affordable Energy promotes “the benefits of affordable energy by informing Canadians about it, advance policies that encourage it, and we are building a national constituency to support it,” according to its website.4Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk

According to his profile at CAE, “Dan is committed to improving energy affordability for Canadians and promoting the benefits we all share in having a strong and robust energy sector.”5Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk

Prior to establishing GasWizard.ca, McTeague’s gas price prediction website operated as GasPriceWizard.com, and prior to that, he founded the site as TomorrowsGasPriceToday.com in 2008.6Home,” GasPrizeWizard.com. Archived July 24, 2019. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/HTb9N

The now-defunct GasPriceWizard.com offered the following introduction:

“Well known as Canada’s ‘Gas Crusader’ or ‘Gas Guru’, Dan McTeague founded TomorrowsGasPriceToday.com in 2008. The site was created to help save Canadian consumers at the pump (by highlighting the price change a day in advance) but, most importantly, to prove to policy makers and Canadians alike the lack of competition in Canada’s energy […]”

McTeague was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 1993 to 2011 for the constituency of Pickering—Scarborough East, Ontario.7THE HONOURABLE DAN MCTEAGUE,” Parliament of Canada. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/TfKWT In 1998, he chaired the Liberal Committee on Gasoline Pricing.

Before joining Parliament he worked as a PR specialist for Toyota/Lexus of Canada.8Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. Dan McTeague,”Liberal Party of Canada. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/WJiTO9

Stance on Climate Change

December 27, 2021

On Twitter, McTeague posted that the “science doesn’t say what you think it does,” and promoted American theoretical physicist Steve Koonin, a former oil industry scientist and Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, who has appeared on PragerU videos to suggest there is not a climate catastrophe.

December 21, 2021

Via Twitter, McTeague criticized policies to slash carbon emissions and climate activists as trying to stoke fear solely for profit:

October 7, 2020

“Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate,” McTeague wrote in an opinion piece for the Financial Post.

“At Canadians for Affordable Energy we are working hard to speak out against the irrationality of the current climate obsession and be a reasonable voice that defends the interests of everyday Canadians.”Dan Mcteague. “Opinion: The Liberals are becoming a climate cult,” Financial Post, October 7, 2020. Archived January 31, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/aopii 10

Key Quotes

June 13, 2022

“The Trudeau / Singh government has implemented policies that intentionally make energy more expensive for Quebecers and all Canadians. This is the purpose of carbon pricing and fuel surcharges,” McTeague said, commenting on a Ledger survey(Press Release). “Attention Prime Minister Trudeau: Quebecers don’t want your expensive green agenda either,” Canadians for Affordable Energy, June 13, 2022. Archived June 25, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/dx1kG11 of Quebecers conducted for the Montreal Economic Institute, a Koch-funded group that has been described as the “Fraser Institute‘s ideological counterpart on the east coast.”Beth Hong. “Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000,” Vancouver Observer, August 30, 2012. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/MgzLV12

“Many like to pretend Quebecers are in favour of the radical green agenda, but clearly they are not,” McTeague said.

August 13, 2021

McTeague wrote the following in a post on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website titled “Latest IPCC Report is anti-fossil fuel alarmism“:
Latest IPCC Report is anti-fossil fuel alarmism,” Canadians for Affordable Energy, August 13, 2021. Archived August 13, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/2KAAh13

“Here’s my counter-prediction to the IPCC: the world around us will not have an ecological collapse, but free societies like ours will see severe economic hardships because we allowed green ideologues to spend unlimited amounts of public dollars to undermine one of the most astoundingly effective affordable energy economies in human history.

“Some people are waking up – the gilets jaunes (the ‘yellow vests’) in France, the voters in Switzerland, and Conservative backbenchers in the UK.

“We need to do the same in Canada.”

November 5, 2020

In a CAE article congratulating the Trump administration for pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, McTeague wrote:
Dan McTeague. “Congratulations to the United States for leaving the Paris Agreement!Canadians for Affordable Energy, November 5, 2020. Archived January 31, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/2PxrI14

“Justin Trudeau’s 2030 Paris Agreement targets mean carbon taxes (the existing one, the proposed Clean Fuel Standard, and more), they mean less investment in Canada, they mean a wholesale abandonment of an energy sector that has driven our economic well-being, they mean the regional alienation that comes from that, and more.

“By remaining in Paris, Trudeau is hurting Canada, and more and more Canadians are feeling it, and starting to respond.”

April 27, 2020

“It’s hard to do in the politically correct ‘green-is-god’ world we live in today, but we should consider ourselves lucky to have affordable fossil fuels at our disposal as a weapon in the fight against COVID-19,” McTeague wrote in an article on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website.Dan McTeague. “In praise of fossil fuels,” Canadians for Affordable Energy, April 27, 2020. Archived February 1, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/Krja115

He went on:

“It’s time for us to face the reality: we need fossil fuels. This is not a bad thing. It’s not even a ‘necessary evil’ as some would have you believe. Quite simply, the widespread availability of affordable energy and the many affordable products it guarantees is the clearest demonstration that we live in a prosperous country where citizens can expect a standard of living that is among the highest in the world.

“Hydrocarbons are not the enemy. The products and services they enable demonstrate the industrious nature of humanity on its good mission of improving the quality of human life on earth.”

Key Actions

August 11, 2021

Writing at the Canadians for Affordable Energy website, McTeague promoted an open letter by The Global Warming Policy Forum and Nigel Lawson in the UK. “Great Britain’s Net Zero agenda is a case study for Canada. Net Zero will be shockingly expensive here too,” McTeague wrote. He concluded:
Who will tell Trudeau?Canadians for Affordable Energy. August 11, 2021. Archived August 11, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/z7KWt16

“Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t have a Nigel Lawson – certainly not in our opposition politicians like Erin O’Toole. There is no one holding our Prime Minister to account on climate alarmism, on the outrageous cost of the Net Zero transition, that he, of course, will never feel, but that will make life so much less affordable for Canadians still reeling from the economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic. We wish we had similar voices here, holding our PM to task to stop punishing Canadians with more policies that make energy – and life in general – much less affordable.”

October 16, 2020

In an article on the CAE website , CAE president Dan McTeague expressed concern that a doctor’s group had suggested British Columbia homeowners should replace gas appliances with electric appliances, on the grounds that burning methane gas indoors creates air contamination that contributes to asthma.
Dan McTeague. “A call to ban natural gas indoors in BC: Another green campaign to kill affordable energy,” Canadians for Affordable Energy, October 16, 2020. Archived January 31, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/0GGt817

“This caught my attention, not because of any fanciful talk about a low-carbon economy (whatever that means), but because for me, alarm bells go off whenever any affordable energy option is attacked,” McTeague wrote.

October 7, 2020

Dan McTeague wrote an opinion piece in the Financial Post titled “The Liberals are becoming a climate cult” where he opposed the Clean Fuel Standard.
Dan Mcteague. “Opinion: The Liberals are becoming a climate cult,” Financial Post, October 7, 2020. Archived January 31, 2021. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/aopii 18

“Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate. Cults are powerful and grip the imagination of the people they entrap. But eventually common sense from reasonable voices can prevail and the extremists can be exposed for what they are,” he wrote.

Affiliations

Social Media

Publications

Dan McTeague has a blog at Canadians for Affordable Energy and at GazWizard.ca.

Other Resources

Resources

  • 1
    Pickering – Scarborough East,CBC News, September 22, 2010. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/DlA0L
  • 2
    Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
  • 3
    Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  • 4
    Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
  • 5
    Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
  • 6
    Home,” GasPrizeWizard.com. Archived July 24, 2019. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/HTb9N
  • 7
    THE HONOURABLE DAN MCTEAGUE,” Parliament of Canada. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/TfKWT
  • 8
    Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  • 9


    Stance on Climate Change

    December 27, 2021

    On Twitter, McTeague posted that the “science doesn’t say what you think it does,” and promoted American theoretical physicist Steve Koonin, a former oil industry scientist and Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, who has appeared on PragerU videos to suggest there is not a climate catastrophe.

    December 21, 2021

    Via Twitter, McTeague criticized policies to slash carbon emissions and climate activists as trying to stoke fear solely for profit:

    October 7, 2020

    “Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate,” McTeague wrote in an opinion piece for the Financial Post.

    “At Canadians for Affordable Energy we are working hard to speak out against the irrationality of the current climate obsession and be a reasonable voice that defends the interests of everyday Canadians.”
  • 10


    Key Quotes

    June 13, 2022

    “The Trudeau / Singh government has implemented policies that intentionally make energy more expensive for Quebecers and all Canadians. This is the purpose of carbon pricing and fuel surcharges,” McTeague said, commenting on a Ledger survey(
  • 11
    of Quebecers conducted for the Montreal Economic Institute, a Koch-funded group that has been described as the “Fraser Institute‘s ideological counterpart on the east coast.”
  • 12


    “Many like to pretend Quebecers are in favour of the radical green agenda, but clearly they are not,” McTeague said.

    August 13, 2021

    McTeague wrote the following in a post on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website titled “Latest IPCC Report is anti-fossil fuel alarmism“:
  • 13


    “Here’s my counter-prediction to the IPCC: the world around us will not have an ecological collapse, but free societies like ours will see severe economic hardships because we allowed green ideologues to spend unlimited amounts of public dollars to undermine one of the most astoundingly effective affordable energy economies in human history.

    “Some people are waking up – the gilets jaunes (the ‘yellow vests’) in France, the voters in Switzerland, and Conservative backbenchers in the UK.

    “We need to do the same in Canada.”

    November 5, 2020

    In a CAE article congratulating the Trump administration for pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, McTeague wrote:
  • 14


    “Justin Trudeau’s 2030 Paris Agreement targets mean carbon taxes (the existing one, the proposed Clean Fuel Standard, and more), they mean less investment in Canada, they mean a wholesale abandonment of an energy sector that has driven our economic well-being, they mean the regional alienation that comes from that, and more.

    “By remaining in Paris, Trudeau is hurting Canada, and more and more Canadians are feeling it, and starting to respond.”

    April 27, 2020

    “It’s hard to do in the politically correct ‘green-is-god’ world we live in today, but we should consider ourselves lucky to have affordable fossil fuels at our disposal as a weapon in the fight against COVID-19,” McTeague wrote in an article on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website.
  • 15


    He went on:

    “It’s time for us to face the reality: we need fossil fuels. This is not a bad thing. It’s not even a ‘necessary evil’ as some would have you believe. Quite simply, the widespread availability of affordable energy and the many affordable products it guarantees is the clearest demonstration that we live in a prosperous country where citizens can expect a standard of living that is among the highest in the world.

    “Hydrocarbons are not the enemy. The products and services they enable demonstrate the industrious nature of humanity on its good mission of improving the quality of human life on earth.”

    Key Actions

    August 11, 2021

    Writing at the Canadians for Affordable Energy website, McTeague promoted an open letter by The Global Warming Policy Forum and Nigel Lawson in the UK. “Great Britain’s Net Zero agenda is a case study for Canada. Net Zero will be shockingly expensive here too,” McTeague wrote. He concluded:
  • 16


    “Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t have a Nigel Lawson – certainly not in our opposition politicians like Erin O’Toole. There is no one holding our Prime Minister to account on climate alarmism, on the outrageous cost of the Net Zero transition, that he, of course, will never feel, but that will make life so much less affordable for Canadians still reeling from the economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic. We wish we had similar voices here, holding our PM to task to stop punishing Canadians with more policies that make energy – and life in general – much less affordable.”

    October 16, 2020

    In an article on the CAE website , CAE president Dan McTeague expressed concern that a doctor’s group had suggested British Columbia homeowners should replace gas appliances with electric appliances, on the grounds that burning methane gas indoors creates air contamination that contributes to asthma.
  • 17


    “This caught my attention, not because of any fanciful talk about a low-carbon economy (whatever that means), but because for me, alarm bells go off whenever any affordable energy option is attacked,” McTeague wrote.

    October 7, 2020

    Dan McTeague wrote an opinion piece in the Financial Post titled “The Liberals are becoming a climate cult” where he opposed the Clean Fuel Standard.
  • 18


    “Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate. Cults are powerful and grip the imagination of the people they entrap. But eventually common sense from reasonable voices can prevail and the extremists can be exposed for what they are,” he wrote.

    Affiliations

    • Canadians for Affordable Energy — President.
  • 19
  • GasPriceWizard.com (GasWizard.ca)Senior petroleum analyst (since July 2019).
  • 20
  • Social Media

    Publications

    Dan McTeague has a blog at Canadians for Affordable Energy and at GazWizard.ca.

    Other Resources

    Resources

    • 1
      Pickering – Scarborough East,CBC News, September 22, 2010. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/DlA0L
    • 2
      Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
    • 3
      Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
    • 4
      Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
    • 5
      Dan McTeague | President,” Canadians for Affordable Energy. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/nozuk
    • 6
      Home,” GasPrizeWizard.com. Archived July 24, 2019. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/HTb9N
    • 7
      THE HONOURABLE DAN MCTEAGUE,” Parliament of Canada. Archived June 23, 2022. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/TfKWT
    • 8
      Dan McTeague,” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2022. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
    • 9


      Stance on Climate Change

      December 27, 2021

      On Twitter, McTeague posted that the “science doesn’t say what you think it does,” and promoted American theoretical physicist Steve Koonin, a former oil industry scientist and Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, who has appeared on PragerU videos to suggest there is not a climate catastrophe.

      December 21, 2021

      Via Twitter, McTeague criticized policies to slash carbon emissions and climate activists as trying to stoke fear solely for profit:

      October 7, 2020

      “Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate,” McTeague wrote in an opinion piece for the Financial Post.

      “At Canadians for Affordable Energy we are working hard to speak out against the irrationality of the current climate obsession and be a reasonable voice that defends the interests of everyday Canadians.”
    • 10


      Key Quotes

      June 13, 2022

      “The Trudeau / Singh government has implemented policies that intentionally make energy more expensive for Quebecers and all Canadians. This is the purpose of carbon pricing and fuel surcharges,” McTeague said, commenting on a Ledger survey(
    • 11
      of Quebecers conducted for the Montreal Economic Institute, a Koch-funded group that has been described as the “Fraser Institute‘s ideological counterpart on the east coast.”
    • 12


      “Many like to pretend Quebecers are in favour of the radical green agenda, but clearly they are not,” McTeague said.

      August 13, 2021

      McTeague wrote the following in a post on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website titled “Latest IPCC Report is anti-fossil fuel alarmism“:
    • 13


      “Here’s my counter-prediction to the IPCC: the world around us will not have an ecological collapse, but free societies like ours will see severe economic hardships because we allowed green ideologues to spend unlimited amounts of public dollars to undermine one of the most astoundingly effective affordable energy economies in human history.

      “Some people are waking up – the gilets jaunes (the ‘yellow vests’) in France, the voters in Switzerland, and Conservative backbenchers in the UK.

      “We need to do the same in Canada.”

      November 5, 2020

      In a CAE article congratulating the Trump administration for pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, McTeague wrote:
    • 14


      “Justin Trudeau’s 2030 Paris Agreement targets mean carbon taxes (the existing one, the proposed Clean Fuel Standard, and more), they mean less investment in Canada, they mean a wholesale abandonment of an energy sector that has driven our economic well-being, they mean the regional alienation that comes from that, and more.

      “By remaining in Paris, Trudeau is hurting Canada, and more and more Canadians are feeling it, and starting to respond.”

      April 27, 2020

      “It’s hard to do in the politically correct ‘green-is-god’ world we live in today, but we should consider ourselves lucky to have affordable fossil fuels at our disposal as a weapon in the fight against COVID-19,” McTeague wrote in an article on the Canadians for Affordable Energy website.
    • 15


      He went on:

      “It’s time for us to face the reality: we need fossil fuels. This is not a bad thing. It’s not even a ‘necessary evil’ as some would have you believe. Quite simply, the widespread availability of affordable energy and the many affordable products it guarantees is the clearest demonstration that we live in a prosperous country where citizens can expect a standard of living that is among the highest in the world.

      “Hydrocarbons are not the enemy. The products and services they enable demonstrate the industrious nature of humanity on its good mission of improving the quality of human life on earth.”

      Key Actions

      August 11, 2021

      Writing at the Canadians for Affordable Energy website, McTeague promoted an open letter by The Global Warming Policy Forum and Nigel Lawson in the UK. “Great Britain’s Net Zero agenda is a case study for Canada. Net Zero will be shockingly expensive here too,” McTeague wrote. He concluded:
    • 16


      “Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t have a Nigel Lawson – certainly not in our opposition politicians like Erin O’Toole. There is no one holding our Prime Minister to account on climate alarmism, on the outrageous cost of the Net Zero transition, that he, of course, will never feel, but that will make life so much less affordable for Canadians still reeling from the economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic. We wish we had similar voices here, holding our PM to task to stop punishing Canadians with more policies that make energy – and life in general – much less affordable.”

      October 16, 2020

      In an article on the CAE website , CAE president Dan McTeague expressed concern that a doctor’s group had suggested British Columbia homeowners should replace gas appliances with electric appliances, on the grounds that burning methane gas indoors creates air contamination that contributes to asthma.
    • 17


      “This caught my attention, not because of any fanciful talk about a low-carbon economy (whatever that means), but because for me, alarm bells go off whenever any affordable energy option is attacked,” McTeague wrote.

      October 7, 2020

      Dan McTeague wrote an opinion piece in the Financial Post titled “The Liberals are becoming a climate cult” where he opposed the Clean Fuel Standard.
    • 18


      “Some might say we have a state religion in Canada and it is called climate. But my experience with religion is that it is rational — and this obsession isn’t. What we have is a cult of climate. Cults are powerful and grip the imagination of the people they entrap. But eventually common sense from reasonable voices can prevail and the extremists can be exposed for what they are,” he wrote.

      Affiliations

      • Canadians for Affordable Energy — President.
    • 19
    • GasPriceWizard.com (GasWizard.ca)Senior petroleum analyst (since July 2019).
  • 20
  • Social Media

    Publications

    Dan McTeague has a blog at Canadians for Affordable Energy and at GazWizard.ca.

    Other Resources

    Resources

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