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The toughest fact in Monday’s debate got here from Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs, who famous the USA isn’t simply our largest buyer for oil and gasoline, it’s our largest competitor. That is why it’s not remotely shocking that the U.S. cancelled Keystone, Stubbs stated. “This choice is completely aligned with the very best pursuits of the USA.”
Former president Barak Obama cancelled Keystone as soon as earlier than, whereas lifting the ban on the export of American oil and serving to the U.S. develop into the world’s largest oil producer and exporter, Stubbs stated. “What’s blindingly clear … is that Canada should urgently get new export pipelines to new markets past the USA.”
Blindingly clear certainly.
With out such export capability to Asia or Europe, we’re doomed to having to whine and beg for a slice of the U.S. market.
Stubbs identified the hazard of the Individuals now going by means of with their risk to close down Enbridge Line 5, which strikes Canadian oil by means of Michigan to 6 Ontario refineries. Derek Burney, Canada’s former ambassador to the U.S., suggests we must always counter this risk by constructing a Canadian pipeline north of Lake Superior to Sarnia.
In the course of the emergency debate, the Liberals have been requested if they might help a brand new cross-Canada pipeline to the East.
“If there was an software to come back again on that course of and it made sense from a monetary and environmental perspective, completely,” stated Liberal MP Kody Blois.
That is straightforward to say given the close to impossibility of a personal firm constructing such a pipeline with our present logjam of unsure politics and over-regulation.
However how about Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives name the Liberal bluff and push exhausting for the Canadian authorities, with a serious Indigenous possession stake, to construct such a pipeline?
Asking Biden to rethink his choice, as O’Toole and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the moment are doing, isn’t going wherever.
However a cross-Canada pipeline goes proper the place we’d like it, securing the Canadian market and sticking it to the united statesA.