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Canada Andrew Scheer pitches national ‘energy corridor’ in Edmonton

20:30  28 september  2019
20:30  28 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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A National Energy Corridor would move Canadian oil, gas, electricity, telecommunications, and potentially anything else that runs along the ground, across

ABOVE: Andrew Scheer outlines his ' energy corridor ' idea. Scheer ’s pitch appears to have drawn inspiration from a 2016 University of Calgary paper that offered possible solutions through a northern corridor for transportation and infrastructure.

Andrew Scheer holding a microphone: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer makes a campaign announcement at Four Quest Energy, in Edmonton on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer makes a campaign announcement at Four Quest Energy, in Edmonton on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

EDMONTON -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in Edmonton today, promoting his plan to create a national energy corridor.

Scheer says a Conservative government would build the corridor to carry oil, gas, hydroelectricity and telecommunications across the country.

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He says such a plan would increase certainty for investors, help get critical projects built and generate economic and social benefits for all Canadians.

Scheer's announcement comes a day after hundreds of thousands of young people flooded the streets in cities across Canada to demand action from leaders on fighting climate change.

When asked how he would balance both the ecological and economic concerns, Scheer insisted his corridor plan would minimize environmental impacts.

He didn't put a timeline on the project, except to say he believes it can be achieved ``in the medium term'' and that work could be started within a four-year mandate.

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