Senator Richard Neufeld skeptical Enbridge can build Northern Gateway

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He says the company has "left such a sour taste in most peoples’ mouths."

In addition to arguing that Enbridge doesn't recognize how different B.C. is from Alberta, Neufeld also asserts that isn't being "straight" with the public about how many jobs will actually go to British Columbians. He also says not enough has been done to consult in remote areas, particularly with First Nations.

However, the article also includes a rebuttal from Enbridge spokesman Todd Nogier, arguing against Neufeld's claims that the company hasn't properly consulted British Columbians. He says they've undertaken the "most extensive consultation process ever undertaken for a Canadian pipeline project", speaking to over 17,000 people.

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Senator Neufeld strongly supports the construction of pipelines to the B.C. coast in order to ship Alberta’s oil to booming Asian markets, but the Sun article also claims he supports Premier Christy Clark’s demand to get a bigger share of cash for B.C. before approving the project.

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