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NEB's approval of Line 9B reversal will create job prospects in Ontario

HAMILTON, ON, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Hunter Reid, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TDT Crews Inc., an Ontario-based organization that provides companies in the energy and natural resources sectors with skilled Canadian workforces, has made the following statement regarding the National Energy Board's decision to approve Enbridge's Line 9B reversal project with conditions.

"Major pipeline projects, such as the Line 9B reversal, create energy job prospects for workers who want to apply their skills and earn a living in Ontario, instead of having to relocate to Western Canada to fill labour gaps.

With the reversal of the entire Line 9 system, more Canadian oil will supply refineries in Ontario and Quebec. Using more domestic oil in Canada's two most populous provinces will decrease our reliance on foreign crude while supporting Alberta. This will help keep Canada's energy sector strong and competitive, which means more jobs and prosperity for Ontarians.

The special interest groups that oppose the Line 9B reversal project seem to do so mostly because they want to shut down oil sands development in Alberta, which is impractical. It is important to recognize that over the next 25 years, Alberta's oil sands industry will spend $63 billion on goods and services from Ontario companies. By 2035, it is estimated that seven per cent of all jobs related to oil sands will be in Ontario.  Ontario simply cannot afford to lose out on these job opportunities."

About TDT Crews Inc.:
TDT Crews Inc. is an all Canadian skilled trade's organization providing a turnkey Canadian solution to the labour shortage problem. TDT Crews has been aiding clients across the natural resource and energy industries for several years by providing companies with a skilled Canadian workforce.

SOURCE TDT Crews

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