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Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver answers questions following a speech made at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on March 22, 2013.
Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver answers questions following a speech made at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on March 22, 2013.
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What Joe Oliver’s department tells him about the Northern Gateway pipeline

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On Nov. 27, 2012, Joe Oliver met with Al Monaco. It was a meeting of titans in Canada’s energy sector. Mr. Oliver, the Natural Resources Minister, is Ottawa’s pipeline point-man, while Mr. Monaco is the head of Enbridge, a major pipeline company behind the high-profile Northern Gateway project.