Rethink pipeline money
Re Oil CEOs say Canada makes it difficult to compete, Oct. 11 If Canadian oil isn’t profitable and it’s destroying the environment, why aren’t we, in the national interest, pumping those billions into electric vehicles designed and built in Canada instead of financing Big Oil’s greed and political influence while our government spends $30 or $40 billion on a pipeline for a dying industry?
Did they not get the memo on the impending environmental crisis? Perhaps that money would be better spent on the rising cost of health care, feeding the hungry or assisting First Nations in Canada. Cavan Gostlin, Oshawa In recent days there have been two major calamities that are affecting Canada’s energy sources; the Saint John, N.B., refinery explosion, and the gas pipeline explosion in B.C. Both will affect the delivery of energy supplies to Canadians.
These two incidents reinforce the need for Canada to build pipelines so we can get Alberta oil to refineries, and have energy sources that will ensure Canada becomes self-reliant. The Trans Mountain and Energy East pipelines are a matter of national security for Canada. Both should be pursued urgently. Roger Cyr, Victoria