Natural Resources Minister Oliver Statement on Proposed

Natural Resources Minister Oliver Statement on Proposed Prince Rupert
Gas Transmission Project 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- The Honourable Joe
Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today released the
following statement regarding TransCanada Corporation's announcement
it has been selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. to design, build,
own and operate the proposed $5 billion Prince Rupert Gas
Transmission Project. Our government welcomes proposals for resource
projects - subject to proper regulatory review - that increase jobs
and prosperity across Canada.  
"Today's announcement demonstrates the benefits of British Columbia
energy pipeline projects that create jobs and economic growth," said
Minister Oliver. "Our government is keeping taxes low and helping
open new markets for Canadian natural resources. These projects
provide critical revenue to governments that support essential social
Resource industries support 100,000 direct jobs in British Columbia.
They also make up 13 percent of its economy, and account for 80
percent of British Columbia's export of goods. Resource projects
across Canada create thousands of jobs and generate billions in
royalties and tax revenue to government to fund hospitals, schools
and other critical social services.  
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