Canada can't risk further delays in boosting pipeline export capacity.
The federal push to enact Bill C-69, introduced by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to overhaul Canada’s environment assessment process, risks compounding the uncertainty facing project proponents for pipelines and other major infrastructure, writes Grant Bishop of the C.D. Howe Institute think tank. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Getting Canadian oil to market is a burning platform for policy-makers. With various well-publicized setbacks, increased pipeline export capacity has been kiboshed or delayed.
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