Lost Down the Pipeline: In these difficult economic times, is the Alberta government doing enough to keep value-added oil-sands jobs in Canada?

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Lost Down the Pipeline: In these difficult economic times, is the Alberta government doing enough to keep value-added oil-sands in Canada?

The real question now is: will we learn the lessons of Lougheed and embrace a more aggressive role for government in the oil sands, or will we stand idly by while the "market" decides to send our jobs and opportunities down the pipeline?

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By Don B Thomas | March 02, 2012
In these difficult times, is the AFL doing enough to make Canadians aware of what a huge economic loss there'll be if those various BITUMEN pipelines to the US Gulf Coast gain public approval. I say, no, you are not. Why not mount a vigorous media campaign to make Canadians realize what's happening. Potentially, what's at stake here has much more significance for Alberta and Canadian workers than the flavor of the next Alberta government. Why do we let the oil industry media apologists get away with describing these pipelines as "oil" pipelines. We should insist they are correctly named -- bitumen pipelines. It's no small distinction. Let Canadians know they are potentially, huge job suckers at the expense of What could be a much rosier economic future the next generations of Canadian workers.n

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