New Brunswick premier coming to Moosomin rally

Blaine Higgs to join Scott Moe, Andrew Scheer, and Denise Batters as speakers

Moosomin – If Moosomin was to be Saskatchewan’s entry point on the now-defunct Energy East pipeline, then St. John, New Brunswick, would have become its terminus at the other end. And the premiers of both will be at a rally in Moosomin on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The rally, to be held at the new IJACK assembly plant on the north end of Moosomin, will feature federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Senator Denise Batters among the speakers.

The event will take place at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a barbecue.

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, Man., known as the Cromer Latera, to the Moosomin Compressor Station.

After taking resolutions to SUMA and SARM on the issue, in the summer of 2018, the town and RM of Moosomin appointed former SARM president Sinclair 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.

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