How oil pipelines became one of the most divisive issues in Canadian politics

Friday December 02, 2016

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by Brent Bambury (@notrexmurphy)

If both of the pipelines approved by the federal government this week, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain and Enbridge’s Line 3, clear regulatory hurdles and are eventually built and put online, they will not significantly expand Canada’s existing infrastructure. There are 840,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada. Implementing both of these projects would increase the total by just .3%.
But obviously, the political impact of developing oil infrastructure in Canada, particularly when it’s attached to the oilsands, is massive. That was clear in the careful language used by the Prime Minister, in …
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