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Lack of value for Canadian resources

Obviously, as elsewhere in Canada, B.C. residents aren’t too happy with current pump gas prices. And rightly so.

While I can accept the core reason for building a pipeline to Kitimat (environment issues to be resolved), what’s to be shipped out from there brings to mind the overseas shipping of raw logs — a lack of value added employment for Canadians.

Why shouldn’t Alberta have a resident refinery to add value to what is otherwise shipped out as crude oil?

Perhaps that kind of added value could lighten the pain experienced at western gas stations.

Don Wilkes






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