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Conservatives would revive Northern Gateway oil pipeline with national energy corridor strategy

An Andrew Scheer Conservative government would reopen consultations with First Nations along the defunct Northern Gateway oil pipeline route as part of a national energy-corridor strategy to access new Asian markets through deepwater ports.

It’s part of the Conservative’s overarching election plan to reinvigorate investment in Canada’s energy sector, including the Alberta oilsands, that would also see a national carbon tax scrapped and replaced with green-energy incentive programs.

Pressed Saturday to explain how a national energy corridor would work as there are multiple projects with varied routes in Canada, Scheer told The Vancouver Sun/Province’s editorial board that the initial plan is to remove roadblocks for large projects that would get natural resources to deepwater ports, but also Quebec electricity to Ontario.

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