MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chambre de commerce de l'Est
de Montréal (CCEM), which represents more than 1,200 members, today
reiterated its support for the proposed reversal of Enbridge's Line 9B
before the parliamentary commission that is examining the project.
"By enabling them to procure crude oil at better prices, reversing Line
9B would ensure the competitiveness of our refineries and petrochemical
companies," said Isabelle Foisy, executive director of the CCEM.
"There are 7,500 direct and indirect jobs that depend on the Quebec
chemical and petrochemical industries, and the closing of the Shell
refinery had a major impact on Quebec, as well as on the lives of
thousands of people. Quebec cannot afford to see another of its
refineries to close its doors," she added.
According to the CCEM, reversing Line 9B is very important both for
east-end Montreal and for all of Quebec. "Keeping refineries and
chemical and petrochemical companies is a crucial issue for the east
end. The reversal of Line 9B is about banking on the future of our
territory but, above all, on the future of the families that live and
work there," she concluded.
About the CCEM
The mission of the Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal is to defend
and promote the economic and social interests of the 30,000 businesses
on its territory. With its 1,200 members, the CCEM is the largest
association of business people in the east end of the city; it exerts
its leadership to engage the active participation of socioeconomic
stakeholders in its community. The CCEM's large territory extends east
from St. Laurent Blvd to the tip of the island of Montreal and from
Rivière des Prairies to the Saint Lawrence River.
SOURCE: Chambre de commerce de l'est de Montréal (CCEM)
For further information:
Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal
514-354-5378, ext. 222