The government is investigating a pipeline to take oil to the West Coast. We should take the opportunity to review Canada’s plan for all energy.
Oil pipelines rupture and cost of cleanup is enormous. We have abundant and cheap natural gas. It could be shipped by pipeline to the coast, processed, and then shipped to the Far East. A gas pipeline rupture causes far less damage to the environment. On the way through northern communities, they could use the gas.
Oil in Alberta and Saskatchewan should be refined here in Canada, especially for airplane fuel. Value added. We could take advantage of our position in the world, geographic position, with flights directly from Europe to Winnipeg or Calgary, then on to Japan, Hong Kong or China — all these flights using gas refined in Canada.
Ontario should be encouraged to use natural gas and get rid of their nuclear energy.
The federal government is subsidizing this in Ontario by being responsible for huge insurance costs.
Check how much Ontario pays and how much all taxpayers pay. Japan is planning to eventually try to eliminate nuclear, Germany also. Canada does not need it.
We should develop wind, solar, thermal, etc. Try to use up all wood destroyed by the beetle infestation. The U.S. will be buying our oil for years to come. Refine it and use it here.