Pipeline to a solution?
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.