The people of Michigan don’t trust Enbridge because of 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2021-05-06 22:52 [p.6871]

Madam Speaker, I do not think that Canadians are fully aware of the reputation of Enbridge across the United States.

After the Kalamazoo, Michigan spill in 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board reviewed the occurrences of that spill. The head of the inquiry actually said to the media that Enbridge had a culture of negligence, and that they resembled, at the time of that spill, a bunch of Keystone cops.

We have a problem in defending, and we will have to defend, that we need to get the products to Sarnia and are cutting a corner getting from Alberta to eastern Canada by ducking through the United States. I would maintain that as a Canadian concerned for the safety of the Great Lakes and the environmental risk there, we have a problem because I do not trust Enbridge either.
That pipeline is old, and when—

Hon. John McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
2021-05-06 22:53 [p.6871]

Madam Speaker, I can hardly respond to the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands in five seconds. That is an impossible task.
However, she does make a point, and I take it.