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Monday, March 24, 2014

Weston Dismissing Claims That Job Creation From Pipeline Project Will Be Low

Saint John M-P Rodney Weston is throwing cold water on the report released last week by environmental groups that claim the number of jobs to be created by the Energy East pipeline will not be as great as politicians would have you think. 

The Ecology Action Centre argues for every billion dollars spent on the pipeline project, just 166 jobs will be created. Weston maintains that sounds low to him which is why he's not putting too much stock in the claims.  

The environmentalists say most of the crude coming from Alberta will just flow through Saint John and be shipped overseas unrefined. Weston, on the other hand, tells CHSJ the potential of the pipeline is huge since it will give the Irving Oil refinery a secure supply of Canadian oil.