Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chamber CEO Says Both Sides of Energy East Need to Start Talking

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chamber CEO Says Both Sides of Energy East Need to Start Talking

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Chamber CEO calls for talks to build pipeline

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SASKATOON - The head of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says politicians on both sides of the Energy East pipeline debate need to stop shouting and start talking.

Perrin Beatty told the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that Canada is the only oil producer that doesn't ship by pipeline to major seaports.

Beatty says the United States is becoming less dependent on Canadian oil, and as a consequence Canada needs to be able to ship its oil to other parts of the world that need it.

Beatty says the Energy East pipeline, which would stretch from Alberta to New Brunswick, would create billions of dollars in benefits.

Quebec's government is planning legal action against TransCanada Pipelines over the proposed line, but Beatty says they need to come to a conclusion on how they can get the pipeline built. …

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