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  •  Reversing Line 9 will be a fight too. (0+ / 0-)

    Because it goes right through Toronto and crosses a lot of waterways and watersheds that supply drinking water to millions of Canucks. It's also an old pipeline designed for oil or nat. gas (can't remember which), and is definitely not designed for diluted bitumen.

    Southern Ontario is much more densely populated than the Dakotas, so there are a lot more people who are going to be opposed. People in Ontario will be well aware that they'll get all the risks and none of the money, just like the voters in BC (proposed Northern Gateway pipeline) can follow the money and why they're so opposed.

    Many Southern Ontario ridings do vote for the Conservatives (suburban and rural), but many of them do not. I'm not sure the Cons will want to get into that fight and lose some of the suburban Ontario ridings that gave them their majority.

    But then again, the Cons just care about Alberta tarsands, winning elections and not much else. Definitely not democracy or playing by the rules. That's a whole other topic, but they might just figure they can fuck people over and still win another majority. It worked last time.

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