Jerry Dias reiterates Unifor opposition to Northern Gateway pipeline

VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ – The president of Canada’s largest union in the private sector today reaffirmed his organization’s opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and other energy projects that don’t create Canadian jobs. “Canadians don’t benefit from pipelines that ship unrefined oil to other countries, plain and simple,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias told the union’s BC Regional Council in Vancouver. “Keystone XL, Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan all have one thing in common: they steal Canada’s natural resource wealth and leave us with nothing to show for it.” Unifor is calling on the federal government to enforce greenhouse gas emission targets by limiting the future expansion of bitumen production. According to Dias, 25,000 high quality jobs would be created in Canada if the bitumen scheduled to flow through the Northern Gateway pipeline is refined and processed domestically.

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