“With a project like Energy East we can displace that foreign oil, create jobs here in Canada, and get a step closer to being self-sufficient as a country when it comes to energy,” said Scheer during a meet-and-greet Friday afternoon at Victoria Square in Amherst.

Work will soon begin at the Enoch Cree Stockpile Site to prepare for storing pipe, fittings, valves and other materials needed to continue construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Lost in the summer haze is one of the largest nation-building job opportunities seen in a generation. The Energy East pipeline project would have been a massive game changer that assured our energy independence and kick-started an increasingly sluggish economy.

Amarjeet Sohi, one of three Liberal MPs hailing from Alberta, was appointed natural resources minister by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday. He replaces Jim Carr, who was shifted to the international trade file.

Enbridge said on Wednesday that the assets being sold include 3,550 kilometres of pipelines and 19 processing plants located in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basin exploration regions of Alberta and British Columbia.

The federal regulator responsible for pipelines is seeking an outside company to monitor online chatter en masse and aggregate the data in an effort to detect security risks ahead of time.

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