Stop the Shutdown of Line 5!
The Governor of Michigan has ordered Enbridge to shut down its Line 5 pipeline.
Line 5 is a vital piece of energy infrastructure that enhances system security and supplies affordable power to the people of Ontario, Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region.
Ontario’s four refineries located in Sarnia help ensure that Ontario, Quebec, Michigan and the connected Great Lakes region are supplied with essential, every-day products like home heating fuels, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.
It’s continued operation is essential.
A shutdown of Line 5 will have consequences impacting each and every Canadian. Even a House of Commons multi-party committed confirmed that this shutdown has the potential to cause “energy shortages, transportation bottlenecks and job losses.”
5,000 direct jobs and more than 23,000 indirect jobs in Ontario are at stake.
Our government stands with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec in supporting Canada’s recent amicus curiae brief filing that underscores our Team Canada approach and the importance of Line 5 to our national energy security and workers on both sides of the border.
We will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure this critical infrastructure continues to operate.