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Great Bear Rainforest an example of how environmental and corporate people can work together: Waddell

In response to the letter to the editor by John Edmond in your June 26 edition of The Hill Times (“Waddell’s pipeline proposal has merit, says reader,”) which was written in response to my article on the Trans Mountain pipeline published on June 17 (“Trans Mountain pipeline: will it happen?”), I’m grateful for a couple of corrections he pointed out to me, and for his support for one of my suggestions, i.e., moving the terminal from Burnaby, B.C. However, I was hopeful that Mr. Edmond and others who’ve written me directly, would note that I had cited also an agreement on the Great Bear Rainforest, which is an example of when environment people and corporate people actually working together. Then in my column, I raised the question of whether we Canadians were up to it to craft a bigger compromise deal between oil companies, environmentalists, provincial governments, and aboriginal nations that we could proceed to decarbonize the Canadian economy in a workable way. We will need the capacity to think of such a task and the necessary resources to carry it out. This is something the larger Canadian business community may want to take up.

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