Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline fuels climate of suspicion in Quebec

|| “In many ways, Sainte-Justine-de-Newton is a typical Quebec village. A stone Catholic church anchors the main street, small businesses are scattered about and behind them, towards the nearby Ontario border, dairy farms speckle the landscape.

But in this town, population 973, its mayor, Patricia Domingos, is taking a stand against one of Canada’s biggest energy companies: Enbridge Inc.

Sainte-Justine is where Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline, a 762-mm-wide steel tube running underground from Sarnia, Ont. to Montreal, enters Quebec. Enbridge, Ms. Domingos claims, tried to win her community’s support for its current proposal to reverse the flow of that pipeline with a financial gift.

“The company tried to buy us,” she said in an interview, adding she has serious concerns about the pipeline’s ability to carry heavier crude at higher volumes under the proposal. “They wanted to hush us up. We didn’t take the money.”

view full article: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/04/21/nicks-enbridge-article/


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