ARCHIVED - Statement by the Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources, on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Natural Resources Canada
September 22, 2011

OTTAWA — “Canada is blessed with an abundance of energy resources. It is home to a large energy sector that is critically important to our national economy.

“On May 2, Canadians gave our government a strong mandate to focus on our economic recovery and creating jobs. The Keystone XL pipeline will help us do just that. It will inject over $600 billion into the economy and create over 140,000 jobs right here in Canada".

“Additionally, Keystone XL will ensure energy security in both Canada and the United States". It will help us meet the global demand for safe, secure and environmentally responsible delivery of oil.”

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