The search for Trans Mountain’s 15,000 construction jobs

Why would elected officials promote a construction jobs figure six times Kinder Morgan’s actual number?

The search for Trans Mountain’s 15,000 construction jobsWhen Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he said it “will create 15,000 new, middle class jobs – the majority of them in the trades.” Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr repeatedly points to this figure to justify the federal government’s approval. He says, “the project is expected to…

Giving oil discounts or taking liberties with details?

The majority of oil produced in Canada is by companies with integrated operations in the U.S. There is no 'captive market' and no 'discount' because of it

Giving oil discounts or taking liberties with details?Gwyn Morgan’s recent column Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans is replete with factual errors. Morgan claims that, “five major oil-export pipelines remain unbuilt, leaving us with no choice but to sell our oil to U.S. buyers at below world prices. Depending on the world price and other factors, the resulting captive-market discount has been as much as…