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Michigan governor’s ‘Line 5’ decision will hurt millions of Canadians and Americans

Almost 5,000 workers are directly employed in processing the petroleum products Line 5 brings to Sarnia.

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Bill C-48—another brickbat for Alberta’s oilsands

Asia’s demand for oil will increase to an estimated 6.6 million barrels per day in 2040.

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It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The Santa Barbara oil spill has irritated already-sensitive public concern about oil pipelines.

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BC Premier Christy Clark’s demand for payments in return for permission to ship oil across BC lands is ill advised. It does not matter whether this payment takes the form of a claim on Alberta’s royalties or is based on the amount of oil flowing through the pipe; it is equivalent to a tax on trade and which, like tariffs on imports from abroad, results in high administrative costs, raises consumer prices and lowers living standards of all Canadians. It is rightly prohibited by federal legislation.