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Pipeline focus of resource rally

Premier Scott Moe

Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, Premier Scott Moe, Senator Denise Batters to speak at Moosomin pro-resource rally Feb. 16 Federal Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Senator Denise Batters will all speak at a pro-pipeline, pro-resource rally in Moosomin.

The rally will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 16 at the newly constructed IJack assembly plant just north of Moosomin on Highway 8. The rally will begin at 11 am sharp, and a barbecue lunch will be served following the rally. Oil industry companies are being invited to bring their trucks, which will be lined up along the North Service Road.

Moosomin would have played a part in the cancelled Energy East project, with a 1,050,000 barrel tank farm planned for the Moosomin Compressor Station and a feeder pipeline from Cromer, MB to the Moosomin Compressor Station, both part of the Energy East plan.

The town and RM of Moosomin took resolutions to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) calling on those bodies to lobby for reconsideration of the Energy East proposal, and both passed.

In the summer of 2018, the town and RM of Moosomin appointed former SARM president Sinc Harrison to take the lead for the community on trying to restart the national discussion on Energy East. In December, a delegation from Moosomin met with Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Gord Wyant to discuss ways the province could help rally the support among provincial governments for creating the conditions at the federal level for pipeline projects to move forward.

The pro-pipeline, pro-resource rally will focus not just on the energy industry, but on the challenges to other local resource industries, such as potash and agriculture, caused by the amount of oil being transported by rail because of lack of pipelines.

More information on the local efforts on supporting the resource industry can be found at www.moosomin.com/energy-east For more information contact Sinc Harrison 1-306-435-7319 sinc.gail@sasktel.net

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