Barrett opposes potential closure of Line 5 pipeline

From the office of MPP Toby Barrett

To The Haldimand Press

QUEEN’S PARK—Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett rose in the Ontario Legislature raising concern of the economic and employment impacts on Haldimand-Norfolk if Enbridge Line 5 pipeline were to close.

Last Thursday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey brought forth a Private Member’s Motion to fight the closure of the Line 5 pipeline. MPP Barrett pointed out the Imperial Nanticoke refinery has about 300 full-time employees, and on any given day 200 contractors.

About 25% of the petroleum products sold in Ontario go through the Imperial Nanticoke refinery, and Line 5 is vital to the supply of raw product for that facility. Nanticoke has a variety of essential products: gasoline and diesel, aviation fuel, asphalt, heavy oil and home heating fuel.

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