Source: Montreal Gazette

A website that supports the Energy East pipeline has a message for Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. “You won’t take oil from Alberta or Saskatchewan? Fine. Then, no more oil-related equalization payments for you.”

Those words, in addition to a large photo of Coderre, have been plastered on a billboard near city hall. The ad was paid for by TheRebel.ca, a right-wing site launched by commentator Ezra Levant.

The billboard also includes the address for a website — RienDePlus.ca — which features an 11-minute video of Levant discussing Coderre’s opposition to the Energy East pipeline. The English version of the website is CutThemOff.ca

In January, Coderre said the Montreal region is against the Energy East pipeline project because “it still represents a serious environmental threat, with too little economic benefits for the greater Montreal region.” 

Energy East would bring western oil to an export terminal in New Brunswick. Oil would also be transported to Quebec’s two refineries — the Suncor refinery in Montreal East and the Valero refinery in Lévis near Quebec City.

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