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Bob Layton Editorial: Energy East

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Lots of you are still talking about the demise of the Energy East pipeline.

I agree with those who find it appalling that while we live in a supposedly modern country, we are not able to get our resources from one shore to the other because of some ideology.

READ MORE: TransCanada kills plan for Energy East pipeline

Greenpeace, of course, calls it a great day for Indigenous rights and environmentalists and everyone who opposed the project.

I feel a little anger seething just below the surface from some over Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre’s verbal victory dance.

Others call it a failure of leadership by the politicians we must depend on.

READ MORE: Alberta politicians express disappointment over TransCanada decision to cancel Energy East pipeline

Wayne sees it as promoting Canadian disunity.

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Stan says they don’t want our oil – they just want our money.

Kenneth says we should do like Venezuela and just keep the oil for ourselves and sell gasoline at 25 cents a litre.

Jamelle wonders how, if we keeping losing revenue, we can afford to keep up with health care and other necessities.

READ MORE: N.B. premier ‘disappointed’ Energy East pipeline project abandoned

But, Ken sees the death of Energy East as a special opportunity for Canada to assist Saudi Arabia and other sensitive countries by continuing to purchase their oil.

Let me know what you think.

Bob Layton is the news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations and a commentator for Global News.

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