Supporters of Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline claim that the project will create many thousands of jobs for Canadians, and have attempted to polarize public discussion into a "jobs vs environment" debate. But in our latest study, Marc Lee takes a close look at Enbridge's job creation estimates and reveals that the pipeline would create very few jobs, and most of these would be temporary.
You can hear interviews with Marc on CBC Radio morning shows out of Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George and Prince Rupert, and this afternoon at
2:00 1:15 PM on CKNW's Simi Sara Show.
“According to Enbridge’s own estimates, the pipeline will only create about 1,850 construction jobs per year for three years. Even adding in upstream employment from pipe manufacture – if that were to occur in Canada – gives us no more than 3,000 jobs per year for three years.” — Marc Lee