Welcome to another year of stomping on Canada’s most important industry
Hundreds of tankers churn up the St. Lawrence carrying oil from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Iraq, Nigeria, Angola and Algeria. They're delivering oil to Eastern Canadians because Alberta oil can't get there due to a lack of pipeline. These are all countries with human rights records ranking vastly below those of Canada. And none of those countries care a whit about carbon emissions. The proposed Energy East pipeline, running from Alberta to the Atlantic, would have replaced those imports while creating jobs and economic benefits across the country. Economically beleaguered New Brunswick is an avid supporter of that nation-building project. But Quebec Premier François Legault insists there will be "no social acceptance for a pipeline that would pass through Quebec territory" carrying Alberta's "dirty energy."