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Stalled pipeline projects are costing the Canadian economy $30M-$70M every day, according to a...

Stalled pipeline projects are costing the Canadian economy $30M-$70M every day, according to a new report paid for by the Saskatchewan government. “If pipeline project proposals such as Trans Mountain, Keystone XL and Northern Gateway don’t move forward, Canada will be foregoing $1.3T in economic output... and $281B in tax revenue between now and 2035," says the report’s lead economist.
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  • SoldHigh
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    Economic perdition and higher energy prices are among the goals of environmentalists.
    7 Feb 2013, 05:41 PM Reply Like
  • Bret Jensen
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    I thought Obama was going to be loved by all countries...........not.
    7 Feb 2013, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • WhitneyB
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    Very funny... He was less hated here than that other guy apparently.
    7 Feb 2013, 09:54 PM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Getting elected does not make your decisions correct. The only big winner so far is Warren Buffet.

     

    His song? "I have friends in white houses".
    8 Feb 2013, 12:04 AM Reply Like
  • WhitneyB
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    I don't think the man in the White House has as much influence as we perceive - do we give him credit for the market returning to 14,000, or did Mr. Market do that?
    8 Feb 2013, 08:23 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    The CIC does have a HUGE influence! All he has to do is question if a son of his would play football and there is a dozen studies!

     

    The big issue with politics is - when it works out it is mine - when it does not work out, it is somebody else. Truth is -- if it happens on your watch -- its yours., Good and bad!
    8 Feb 2013, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • mr091468
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    How can one sorry axx'ed jerk in the white house touch the lives of so many in Canada and the US in such a negative way? Something needs to change quickly. This just isn't right!! One pos shouldn't be allowed to dictate to 300+million people in the US plus x number in Canada. Something needs to happen.
    7 Feb 2013, 10:45 PM Reply Like
  • chicks
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    eco-fascists, eco-nazis, any way you slice it these rich (they don't work and have money to go to court over and over), sleazebags would rather destroy jobs and entire communities based on their junk science leaving in their wake broken families, spousal abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, foreclosures and 30 years of real declining real estate values. I live in way Northern CA, in the 3rd largest county of 45K people. In the 70s all the logging mills were closed to "save" the spotted owl. We now know the decline is due to predation by other owls. A couple of years ago some judge in sacto or SF or LA made it illegal to suction dredge for gold to save the fish. Screw the people who made a simple living off the land. Now they want to take our water and make sure we can't use it. They want to tear down 100 year old dams, again to save the fish, even though there is no way of knowing if the fish go beyond 200 miles up the river where the dams are. The losers are everybody who lives here but especially the retirees who own lakeside homes that are now worthless. Like the Chinese judicial system, where the police will go to a condemned man's family to get money to pay for the bullets to execute the poor guy, we are being forced to pay for the destruction of the dam. No compensation has ever been made. I feel like I'm living in Pyongyang. How about looking after humans for a change?
    7 Feb 2013, 11:10 PM Reply Like
  • kneligh
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    I live fifteen miles from where the Keystone Pipeline will pass around the ne edge of the sandhills. People in our area hear impact analysis from both sides of the issue. The one thing we know is that it is a lot easier to prevent a mess than clean it up. I once had a person wanting to burn chemicals in the lot behind my house. When I told him he should go burn them behind his house instead, he decided he didn't need to burn them after all. The pipeline may indeed need to be built, but lets do what it takes to get the best route taking into consideration the environment, the local people where it crosses, emergency plans for clean up, as well a preventive measures. It's one thing to attend a wedding and when asked if anyone knows why the marriage should not take place reply no. It's another thing to be the bride or groom and have to live in the marriage.
    8 Feb 2013, 12:27 AM Reply Like
  • Charlie9665
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    Interesting...but let me know of all the problems that the Alaskan pipeline has had over the years. Pipelines have improved in the years since that one was built - but could demand the products come from China and pay US union wages, with benefits better than most any other worker. Guess better to continue to get from the middle east who do not like us very much...Think what would happen if we no longer paved the streets of the middle east in gold??? Much better for Canada to build the pipeline to their coast and sell it to China and tell the US so sorry, you want now, nope had your chance more than once, how long do you have to review? Bad news US we are losing even $30M/day not a good thing. Now you can lose for the rest of time.
    8 Feb 2013, 02:05 AM Reply Like
  • timestacker
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    We should be celebrating our future independence from Middle East oil and figure out how to reduce the risk to our environment. It really is an exciting time. Obama should put on his big guy pants and approve the Keystone XL and let the project begin. The Keystone XL pipeline will skirt my neighbors property in eastern Kansas. Everyone is excited. It will create jobs in a county that has a 14% jobless rate.
    8 Feb 2013, 08:23 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Responsible development please!!
    The line has been studied repeatedly. Use the regulatory process (FERC) to get the assurances you need. This has been done but the permit can add anything it wants. This does not have to be a take it or leave it deal. --- unless you have EGO! Kerry has ego and I suspect the CIC does too.

     

    I hope the people paying the true long term price of this understand.
    8 Feb 2013, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • toomuchgas
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    Canada should stop complaining about U.S. incompetence and build your own pipelines to their east or west coasts. Give Obama the finger when you do it. Biggest prick we've ever had as a president. He loves keeping us collecting unemployment.
    9 Feb 2013, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • 21thomas99
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    How many jobs have been added during the Obama administration?

     

    How many were being lost during the mess he inherited?

     

    Don't read into this as me being an Obama fan, as that would be incorrect. I'm just simply saying not to let personal biases taint facts.
    10 Feb 2013, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • toomuchgas
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    Obama has added no jobs other than political jobs to reward his cronies. Any president would have dealt with the "mess he inherited". He has done a terrible job dealing with a weak economy. He has blocked pipelines that would have added thousands of jobs. Used the EPA to destroy the coal industry throwing thousands out of work. At this point we need every job we can get. Subsidized the "green" industry costing taxpayers and ratepayers billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. And finally he has done almost nothing to improve infrastructure that is crumbling that the "green" money should have been used for.
    11 Feb 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • 21thomas99
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    Did you really take the time to point this out to me? If so, why?

     

    You know absolutely nothing about me, yet you are compelled to give me a laundry list of complaints of one president. Do you really take me for someone oblivious to what is going on in the national scene? What a joke.

     

    Any one person can come up with a list of complaints about any one president; heck, many people can do this: GWB spent money like a drunken democrat (so much for a Republican showing fiscal constraint -- turning a surplus into a deficit); started a war based on lies, etc. And this coming from a republican!

     

    Then again, maybe you were just elaborating on your previous comment.

     

    By the way, 'Any president would have dealt with the "mess he inherited"'. You took one of my sentences out of context. What was the purpose of doing this?
    11 Feb 2013, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • toomuchgas
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    Well excuuuuuuse meeeeeeeeee. You are obviously brilliant.
    12 Feb 2013, 06:59 PM Reply Like
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