Letters

The people’s pipeline?

A letter writer wonders why Canadians aren’t paid royalties for the oil that is exported for refining, and then sold back at a high price.  - Leader file photo
A letter writer wonders why Canadians aren’t paid royalties for the oil that is exported for refining, and then sold back at a high price.
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I don’t think that it is okay that Ottawa has given approval for the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline to proceed. I believe that the people of the province should have the say whether or not the pipeline goes through.

I know that we vote the government in, but I did not vote for the Conservatives. There should be a provincial referendum so that we, the people of the province, have a say on what is to be done.

Yes, it will create jobs, but when it is finished what happens to all the people that helped build it? I must write this so that others can see what one Canadian has to say about the pipeline. Maybe others might think the same and if there are enough of us, things might change and a referendum might be held so that people of B.C. will at least think they have a say in what happens.

The price of fuel is outrageous in this province, which is ridiculous. We have our own resources in this country, yet we farm our oil out to countries to refine, and then they sell it back to us and we end up paying more for it than the refining nation.

Has any one thought of paying the people of this country royalties on the oil that is exported? They give the people of Dubai royalties, why not do the same in this province?

 

Richard Griffin

Surrey

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