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Local MLA weighs in on throne specch

Monday’s Throne Speech from the Redford government included an announcement that they would be creating Canada’s first ever pipeline training facility.

Grande Prairie-Wapiti MLA Wayne Drysdale says that facility will benefit the entire energy industry, especially here in our region.

“We have to rely more on bringing workers in from outside and hopefully we can get more from eastern Canada or even the states, but if not, foreign workers. They don’t come with the skills that we require to build Alberta with these pipelines, so we need to train them when they get here.

Drysdale also thinks that local municipalities will be interested in the announcement of a new, long term MSI funding program, which will come in Thursday’s budget.

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