Building the Energy East Pipeline would be perfect retaliation against Saudi Arabia

Canada is looking weaker and weaker to the world stage thanks to Justin Trudeau.

Recently Canada got hit by a diplomatic disaster that caused a wave of negative impacts on our country, including new trade stopped, medical students recalled, flights grounded and Canada becoming the puppet of Saudi Arabia.

Canada imports 80,000 barrels oil from Saudi Arabia per day, while the Saudis said the diplomatic disaster won’t affect trade with oil, it actually does, Canada fell to the Saudis and make Canada’s economy even weaker than it already is, especially since Canada’s Prime Ministers already looks weak to the world stage.

The federal government said they don’t plan retaliation against the Saudis said the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, “We’re paying close attention to this situation, of course, because we wanted to understand the impacts,” he said, but “We’re not considering any responses.”

But Canada needs to import oil from other countries because there’s no resources to ship it the eastern Canada from Alberta, which produces 70 percent of all oil produced in Canada, Energy East would have solved this problem, not only solved but also boosted Canada’s economy and would make it force to compete against, instead many oil companies moved their businesses elsewhere, to the United States.

Energy East would carry 1.1 million barrels per day, enough to stop importing from Saudi Arabia, the United States and other countries, in fact Canada wouldn’t have to spend money to buy oil from blood counties like Saudi Arabia.

The liberal government said YES to pipeline but their government really meant NO.

Instead, the death of Energy East/Eastern Mainline casts further doubt on whether Canada is still capable, as a country, of building important national infrastructure of any kind.

And here’s something you likely won’t hear on the evening news: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deployed a strategy, from the beginning of their terms, to say “yes” to pipeline and oil sands development while governing like they meant “no.”

What they were really saying “yes” to was a federal price on carbon unmatched by our largest trading partner south of the border.

They’ve said “yes” to a provincial cap on greenhouse gases from the oil sands, casting a huge shadow over investing in new developments that risked slamming into the cap — again, a restriction unmatched by our global competitors.

The Prime Minister won’t accept blame for killing Energy East.

In March Trudeau blamed oil prices.

“The Energy East pipeline was a market decision made by a company that was having trouble filling the Keystone XL pipeline that had just been approved,” he said, “There was no business case anymore, according to the company, for the Energy East pipeline. You’ll have to remember that pipeline was approved at a time when oil prices were twice as high as they were now, or were a few months ago.”

So now that Canada is forced to buy oil from countries like Saudi Arabia and it’s been proven carbon tax is an economy killer, maybe it’s time for the federal government to open the doors for the Energy East Pipeline, the line would create thousands of jobs and many more in-direct jobs all across Canada, and taxpayers don’t even have to pay for it, is it time to retaliate against Saudi Arabia oil economy like this, many Canadians would think so, it would be the perfect retaliation plan.

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Emmy Skylar

About the Author: Emmy Skylar

Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News.  She covers politics and the economy.

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