TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - With the National Energy Board continuing its hearings today on
Enbridge's proposal to reverse the flow of Line 9B, TDT Crews Ltd. is
urging Ontarians to support the project because of the economic
benefits and job opportunities Line 9B would bring to Ontario workers.
The Hamilton-based company, which provides work-ready labour crews for
infrastructure projects across Canada, submitted a letter of comment to
the NEB in support of the project because Line 9B could help get more
Ontarians working in Canada's energy sector here in the province.
"Job prospects from Ontario pipeline projects are great for Ontario
workers who would otherwise have to travel to Western Canada to apply
their skill sets," said Todd Clyde, Chief Operating Officer of TDT
Crews Ltd. "Now these energy projects are right here in our backyard."
Beyond the jobs associated with pipeline maintenance and construction,
national pipeline projects that would bring Western Canadian oil to
more domestic and international markets are important for keeping
Canada's energy sector strong and competitive. Having a growing
national energy sector means more economic prosperity and jobs for
Most of the special interest groups that oppose the reversal of Line 9B
do so because they ultimately want to shut down oil sands development
in Alberta. These arguments often ignore the benefits of Canada's oil
sands to Ontario's economy. Over the next quarter century, Alberta's
oil sands industry will spend $63 billion on goods and services from
Ontario companies. By 2035, seven per cent of all jobs related to the
oil sands will be in Ontario.
"Given the continuing decline of traditional manufacturing in the
province, Ontario simply cannot afford to lose out on the job
opportunities that will be created by opening up a new domestic market
for Western Canadian oil in Ontario and Quebec," said Mr. Clyde.
"Canada has one of the most comprehensive environmental regulatory
systems in the world and our skilled men and women work hard to ensure
infrastructure projects are built safely and operate to the highest
environmental and safety standards."
About TDT Crews:
TDT Crews is an all Canadian skilled trade's organization providing a
turnkey Canadian solution to the labour shortage problem. TDT Crews has
been aiding clients across the natural resource and energy industries
for several years by providing companies with a skilled Canadian
SOURCE: TDT Crews
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