Building Energy East makes sense! It will create energy security and economic benefits through job creation and tax revenues for many communities from Alberta to New Brunswick. And this can be achieved with the highest safety standards to protect the environment.
Here is what some organizations are saying about Energy East:
(Read Patrick Dillon’s full statement: More Careers and Opportunities for Ontario With Energy East)
Ian Howcroft, Vice President of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, also said this:
“Access to a reliable, cost-competitive supply of energy is paramount to the future of Canadian manufacturing. TransCanada’s proposed Energy East project is a significant step in our nation’s energy strategy and will create both jobs and supply chain opportunities in all sectors of our economy.”
Support is growing in Quebec too, where the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM), the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ), the Quebec Employers Council (CPQ), the Board of Trade of Eastern Montreal and other local industrial associations have publicly backed the project:
“A pipeline project like Energy East is an undeniable opportunity to gain access to Canadian oil while preserving our environment, since pipelines are a reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly way to transport large quantities of oil over long distances, benefiting communities as well as refiners,” six leading Quebec economic and industrial bodies said in a joint statement (French only) on Dec 17.
The benefits of Energy East are real. If you too support the creation of quality jobs and energy security for our country, join the Energy East Action Network today!
You can also read this blog in French