Building pipelines will pay off, says former Bank of Canada governor

At a business conference in the winter wonderland of Lake Louise, Alta., on Friday, attendees and speakers alike voiced the reasons why Canada needs more oil pipelines.
The crowd was made up of oilpatch leaders and supporters such as TransCanada CEO Russ Girling and former federal cabinet minister John Baird.
On stage were the likes of interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge. Even if they didn’t use their time at the podium to talk pipelines, it’s on their mind. In particular, they spout the benefits new pipelines would provide for the economy and various levels of government.
“I’m not sure Canadians really understand the financial benefits,” said Dodge in an interview.  

‘It’s absolutely unconscionable that we don’t take the actions we need to move it so that Canadians receive the full value for the product.’
– David Dodge, former Bank of Canada …