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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Gallant Admits There Are Concerns Over Proposed Energy Projects

It was the previous Liberal government under then Premier Shawn Graham that first looked at shale gas development as a way to boost the provincial economy. 

The Liberals appear not to be as enthused these days in light of the public opposition including a highway blockade. Provincial Liberal leader Brian Gallant says the concerns being expressed by those opposed are legitimate.

Gallant says he's all in favour of the Energy East pipeline and wants to see it happen but also wants to ensure the province gets the maximum benefit from that project. 

There has been some question of whether there will be that many permanent jobs created after construction of the pipeline is completed and even Gallant admits that is a concern.