Pipeline to a so­lu­tion?

Winnipeg Free Press - - TOP NEWS -

A CAN­DI­DATE to lead Al­berta’s new United Con­ser­va­tive party says one way to jump-start the prov­ince’s lag­ging oil in­dus­try may be to buy a piece of Man­i­toba.

Jeff Call­away says the prov­ince should look at buy­ing the Port of Churchill and ship­ping oil there by pipeline.

“This has so many ben­e­fits, not just for Al­berta, but for West­ern Canada and Canada broadly,” Call­away said Tues­day.

He says tankers in Churchill could carry oil abroad and fetch a bet­ter price for cash-strapped Al­berta and said the prov­ince could fix the rail line and build a road to Churchill.

In 2013, Om­ni­trax briefly pro­posed trans­port­ing crude oil through the port just weeks after the Lac-Mé­gan­tic rail dis­as­ter, prompt­ing strong op­po­si­tion from the com­mu­nity.

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