Canada’s Building Trades Unions are disappointed with the Keystone XL decision

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Ottawa, ON

CBTU is disappointed with the Keystone XL decision. This is a missed opportunity for creating new jobs in all sectors of the North American economy.  Pipelines are the most efficient method of transporting energy products to markets. This decision will have impacts on Canada’s rail systems, our communities and thousands of apprentices who rely on work in Canada’s energy sector.

This decision in the United States makes a Canadian infrastructure solution even more important in the coming months and years.  Canada must and will seek new markets for our oil and gas products.   We will continue to advocate for this project and others like it to promote jobs and growth in North America. Canada and the United States missed an opportunity to work together on climate change related policies.  A major project like Keystone should be an impetus for change.

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