Canadian business lobby pressures B.C. to approve Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan pipelines

Province urged to consider ‘national interest’ as it weighs Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan proposals

OTTAWA — The B.C. government will be called on Tuesday to look out for the national interest and help Canada seize an “historic opportunity” to open up Asian markets to Alberta’s vast oilsands riches.
The appeal will come from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which is releasing here its list of top-10 hurdles that must be leaped over to make Canada’s economy more competitive.
“Our first thought should be, as Canadians, what is in the interest of Canada and how do we work together to advance it?” Perrin Beatty, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister under Brian Mulroney, told The Vancouver Sun Monday. read more…