"The National Energy Board (NEB) found TransCanada's Energy East application to be complete, which means that we are one step closer to having this important project approved," said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. As of today, 21 months remain before the NEB's report on Energy East is presented before the federal cabinet for a final decision on the project.
"TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline project has the capacity to really make an impact on the lives of Ontarians with careers in construction, including many of our highly trained tradespeople who live adjacent to the pipeline," said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Ontario Building Trades. "We're talking about a project that will result in meaningful employment opportunities, including construction apprenticeships for Aboriginal communities, young people, women and underemployed Ontarians," added Dillon, commenting on TransCanada's supplementary filing earlier today, with the National Energy Board (NEB). "We have a real opportunity to make a positive impact in developing the future workforce in consultation and partnership with communities across the province. In so doing, we also want to make sure that safety and environmental protection are safeguarded."