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 an experienced 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, 2016-2017)

  • 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 EnergyNow.com and Oilprice.com

  • Current monthly contributor to EnergyNow.ca
  • David Yager is currently working on a book about where Canada’s carbon resource industry (coal, natural gas, crude oil) came from, how it grew, the politics of fossil fuels at different times in our history, and the future of the industry under current policies and forecast global consumption patterns.

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