Since acquiring an oilfield trade magazine as business and job in 1979, David Yager has gained extensive media and public speaking experience. This was augmented by commercial activities as a trade magazine ad copy writer, corporate profile author, marketing material writer for his companies and clients, and authoring innumerable annual reports, press releases, MD&A, and corporate AV presentations. He is also a skilled photographer.

  • Junior high school newspaper, reporter

  • High school newspaper, editor

  • University of Alberta newspaper, photographer

  • The Roughneck, an oilfield trade magazine in Calgary (1979-1992)

  • CBC Radio 1010 Calgary Political Panel (1986-1991)

  • Calgary Sun, Op Ed Columnist (1992 & 1993)

  • CBC Radio Business Commentator (1980 to Present)

  • CBC TV Crossfire Public Affairs Show Co-Host (1991)

  • Calgary Herald, Op Ed Columnist (1994 & 1995, 2008 & 2009)

  • Oilweek, Feature Editorial Columnist “Our Industry” (2002 -2012)

  • Featured guest on CBC’s Cross Canada Checkup (1986)

  • Numerous interviews on radio and television and other media on the oil and gas industry, politics and energy policy in Canada and the United States

  • Most recently wrote a weekly newsletter for MNP LLP on the oilfield services industry for staff and clients which was broadly distributed domestically and internationally through and