Vancouver Board of Trade talks Energy East pipeline with New Brunswick premier

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is touting the TransCanada project as "safe" and "sustainable" despite the corporation's questionable record of pipeline accidents. 

New Brunswick, Premier Brian Gallant, Vancouver Board of Trade, Iain Black
Vancouver Board of Trade president and CEO Iain Black quizzes New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant on TransCanada's Energy pipeline at a meeting on Oct. 26, 2015. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

Despite TransCanada's lengthy record of pipeline accidents, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant insists that its Energy East pipeline will be "safe" and "sustainable" throughout Canada if approved.

The premier added B.C. to the list of provinces where he is passionately promoting the controversial $12-billion, cross-country oil pipeline as “good for the nation” at a Vancouver Board of Trade meeting on Monday.

It would diversify Canadian markets, create thousands of jobs, and encourage investment in affected provinces, he argued.

The full story can be read here at National Observer.

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