[Sust-mar] please remember to FAX or EMAIL Anne McLellan

Paul A Falvo pfalvo at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Oct 21 11:47:05 EDT 2005

Here's what I faxed. Feel free to cut and paste at will.
Or go to http://www.sierraclub.ca 
Select "take action" and "Mackenzie Valley Pipeline"
With a few clicks you can send your letter from this site.
But do it SOON!  Decision from Imperial this month or next.

This affects MARITIMERS b/c the input of Northern gas into the Alberta
oil sands would blow Canada's Kyoto commitments according to Sierra Club.

The Honourable Anne McLellan
VIA Fax (613) 943-0044 

Dear Deputy Prime Minister McLellan:
Regarding: taxpayer subsidies to Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil for Mackenzie Gas
Our family is tired of subsidising foreign multi-nationals. 

Please reject Imperial Oil's request for additional federal subsidies to
the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP).

MGP proponents are fabulously profitable from high oil and gas prices. 
Imperial Oil's net income was $539,000,000.00 in the second quarter of
2005. Shell Canada's net income was $526,000,000.00. 

We are dismayed that the Liberal government gives $1,400,000,000.00 of our
tax dollars to the oil companies every year in federal subsidies.  We
understand your government has set aside already considerable additional
taxpayer dollars to support the MGP including $500,000,000.00 to address
the negative socioeconomic impacts the MGP would have on our indigenous

If the market renders the MGP uneconomic; then, these oil companies should
in our opinion abandon it. Let the market decide. 

We are proud that our MP, the Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew presided recently
over the opening of a new "green" federal building in Yellowknife. The
aptly-named Greenstone Building will save taxpayers and the environment
$70,000.000 annually in energy costs because of renewable energy

Instead of subsidising multinational oil companies to build
environmentally destructive mega-projects, the federal government should
in our respectful view focus on investing in energy efficiency and
developing renewable energy technology.  Such investments are the way to
meet our Kyoto Protocol commitments, afford relief to consumers from high
fuel prices, and provide jobs for Canadians. 


Paul A. Falvo			Christa Domchek

Hon. Stiphane Dion, Minister of Environment (Fax: 613-996-6562)
Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, MP Western Arctic (Fax: 613-992-7411)
Hon. Jack Layton, NDP Leader (Fax: 613-995-4565)
Mr. Peter Stoffer, MP (Fax: 902-865-4620)
Mr. Jim Harris, Green Party of Canada Leader (Fax: 416-467-0333) 
Hon. Gilles Duceppe, Chef du Bloc Quibicois (Fax: 613-954-2121)
Hon. Steven Harper, Conservative Reform Alliance Party Leader
(Fax: 613-947-0310)
Hon. Joe Handley, Premier of the Northwest Territories (Fax:
Hon. Brendan Bell, NWT Minister of Industry, Tourism & Development
(Fax: 867-873-0306)
Hon. Michael Miltenberger, NWT Minister of the Environment and
Natural Resources  (Fax: 867-873-0169)
Mr. Stephen Hazell, Sierra Club of Canada (Fax:  613-241-2292) 

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