The International Union of Operating Engineers has issued a press release, objecting to a New Democratic Party Opposition Day motion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher, who is an IUOE International Vice President, and IUOE General President James T. Callahan are disappointed with the NDP’s motion. IUOE Canadian Regional Director James Murphy has also sent a strongly worded letter to all the members of the NDP Caucus.
The NDP motion states that:
“In the opinion of the House, the Keystone XL pipeline would intensify the export of unprocessed raw bitumen and would export more than 40,000 well-paying Canadian jobs, and is therefore not in Canada’s best interest.”