Support for Canadian Pipeline Projects

February 6, 2016 - 8:54am

The Government of Canada needs to start supporting and promoting Canadian pipeline projects like Energy East and they must do it now.

While it is important to give these types of projects appropriate safety and environmental consideration, we can’t continue to play divisive political games with them. If our politicians keep doing this, our country will lose out on opportunities for increasing foreign investment, creating jobs and growing the Canadian econony.

We're all familiar with procrastinating on tasks that might be difficult or annoying. Our federal politicians are no different. Why work on a potentially controversial pipeline project when you can just request anadditional review of the project and put it off for another year.

This is a classic case of procrastination, writ large in the context of our national government.

Just like getting your kids to do their homework when you know they'd rather be playing video games, we need to telll our federally elected representatives to sit down and do their work. No more distractions, negotiations or excuses about why it can't be done.

They just need to sit down and do it.

We don't want Canada to become known as country that procrastinates on projects because they might be a bit difficult. We need to work harder at becoming a place that the rest of the world envies because we just get hard things done.

We need to move beyond playing games with Energy East and pipelines in general. Let's get them done.

 

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