March 14, 2014
By Stephanie West
Toronto, Ontario – "The Ontario Building Trades are pleased to see movement in the regulatory process as we move towards approval of the Energy East Pipeline Project," said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, adding that "if approved, this project will enhance Canada's energy connectivity between east and west, culminating in the creation of thousands of jobs, less dependence on foreign oil, and a stronger Canada."
The Energy East Pipeline is expected to be fully operational by 2018 and will transport 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta to Eastern Canada. Building the infrastructure necessary to support this project will open up thousands of employment opportunities for construction workers.
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario represents 150,000 trades workers throughout the province.