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Hey, Bill get your facts straight, Transalta wants to spend that 7 billion dollars not the government. Refining our oil means that stable oil gets converted to highly volatile produces that would make shipping it much more dangerous, but don't let facts get in your way of a good uninformed rant.
I bet lots of the people commenting on this article are from the east. Do they understand that they are dependent on Mideast oil? Do they know that Irving oil is "blood oil" and they want to keep it that way. They get unprocessed mideast oil and refine it, why do they prefer mideast oil to Canadian oil? Think of all those oil tankers floating down the St. Laurent river, isn't that more dangerous than a pipeline?
Personally I think Obama is out for himself, not the American people. He has alienated most of America's friends, and ensured that America is isolated. He has just slapped Canada in the face and is expecting that we will just roll over and want our belly rubbed.
Thankfully we do not have a weak leader like Obama, we have PM Harper, and he was clear in his response to Obama.
HONOLULU — Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Sunday Canada will apply to join a new free trade agreement with the United States and the Asia-Pacific region, and suggested that Canada’s farm supply management systems could be on the table for negotiation.Smack, in your face Obama. Harper used velvet gloves to make his point, but it had to be stated. The US thinks that they will get an endless supply of oil from Alberta, but it is Alberta's resource, and we can Read and support there.