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TransCanada's strategy to hoister its Energy East pipeline on the Quebec public has been unmasked, and Quebecers don't buy the company's sales pitch. Quebec citizens, not to mention citizens worldwide, have done their homework and based on the science, the facts and the statistics are keenly aware that the risks inherent in this proposed pipeline.
Proponents of Energy East, from Stephen Harper to the Irving family in New Brunswick have called the Energy East project a "nation builder." The truth is, they may be right, but not in the way they're hoping
The ongoing pipeline debates have become mired in conspiracy theories, distractions, and misinformation. We Canadians have to remember that oil corporations -- whether they're from China, the U.S., Canada, or wherever -- are tenants on our land, not landlords. We should be calling the shots.