Proponents of the struggling oil and gas sector in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada are pressing the federal government to implement changes to the tax regime to support ailing offshore activities.

More than 2000 letters of support appealing for tax breaks have been sent to members of parliament in Ottawa, as well as the Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan, the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, the Minister of Environment & Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and the Minister of Infrastructure & Communities Catherine McKenna.