Energy East Pipeline Review is Crucial: Brad Wall

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall continues to be an ardent, vocal supporter of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline and is now predicting dire consequences if Canada fails to properly conduct its pipeline review process.

In a interview with BNN, Wall said the debate over TransCanada’s proposed Energy East oil pipeline threatens to divide the nation regionally, as western provinces feel their needs are an afterthought to decision-makers in Central Canada.

Wall has repeatedly stated that the pipeline is expected to generate $55 billion in economic benefits for Canada, including $4.3 billion in Saskatchewan and $9.3 billion in Quebec. It will create more than 14,000 construction jobs and more than 3,300 permanent jobs when operating, he says.