Although school officials today are alert and proactive when assessing risks and hazards in and around their school campuses, pipelines can oftentimes be overlooked since they are out of sight.

Premier Brian Gallant moved, seconded by Opposition Leader Blaine Higgs, that the legislative assembly recommit its backing of the Energy East pipeline project and the economic opportunities it could bring to New Brunswick.

“It is closer to European markets by ship,” said Nova Scotia senator and committee member Terry Mercer. “It would help stabilize tanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy and and it even opens up the possibility of running spur lines to underused refineries in the Halifax-Dartmouth area.”

Expanding pipeline capacity is critical to helping unlock the full value of Canada's resources — and protecting Canadians and the environment.

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline has been vehemently opposed by many First Nations groups, but voices on the other side of the divide emerged Wednesday to launch a strong defence of the oilpatch.

"One way to potentially interpret this is that the Trudeau government has shown that they're willing to approve projects that will get our resources to market," Brian Gallant said.

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