TransCanada Got Punked While Promoting Pipeline
TransCanada got schooled at their recent Energy East pipeline open house in North Bay, Ontario. Mixed in amongst the crowd of several hundred who dropped by throughout the evening, a group of 50 concerned citizens came with more than just their questions; they came in outfits that intentionally resembled TransCanada’s own.
Their shirts were branded “SaveCanada” with a strikingly similar logo to TransCanada’s and at many points in the evening they outnumbered the plethora of company employees on the floor. The group had grave concerns about the implications of this pipeline conversion project but also about the format of the community consultation itself. These open houses, hosted by TransCanada, are making their way across the pipeline route and the trade-show style format allows the pipeline company to limit questions and conversations to an individual level.
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