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P.G. needs heavy industry like Enbridge pipeline

I'm rather surprised to see that there were no letters in your comment section on Monday defending the Enbridge pipeline. This town needs heavy industry, just to get back to where we were several years ago when the Canfor chip plant burned down.

I'm rather surprised to see that there were no letters in your comment section on Monday defending the Enbridge pipeline. This town needs heavy industry, just to get back to where we were several years ago when the Canfor chip plant burned down. Many are still unemployed, who have left the city in order to find employment elsewhere.

My work requires primary industry, because I help train students at the college so that they can get the certification they need. Prince George has its head in the sand if it thinks it can simply make things difficult for employers to relocate here.

It's especially hard for young men like myself to find a job where we can raise families.

I challenge The Citizen to look beyond the knee-jerk response of Ignatieff, who thinks that just because it has something to do with oil, that it is bad for the environment. Northern B.C. should not pay the price for environmentalism in the rest of Canada.

I challenge Ignatieff to come to Prince George and explain to us why he cares about P.G. so much as to make us the centrepiece of the federal liberal campaign. Perhaps while he's at it he can also apologise for Hedy, "crosses are burning in P.G." Fry. We don't need Ignatieff, but we do need jobs, and we do need Enbridge.

Sean Ollech

Prince George