Alberta leader pitches cross-country industry corridor

The leader of Alberta's official opposition is raising the idea of a cross-country commercial corridor to handle pipelines.

The leader of Alberta’s official opposition is raising the idea of a cross-country commercial corridor to handle pipelines and other industry-related activities, reports the Canadian Press.

Speaking at the North Saskatoon Business Association luncheon on Sept. 4, Wild Rose Party leader Danielle Smith said dedicating one corridor to industry across the country would create certainty for firms looking to access Asian or European markets and may also create a new TransCanada Highway across the north.

“Think of the possibility for Saskatchewan,” Smith said.

“A highway, or a railway line, or both, connecting Flin Flon through the Clearwater region to Fort McMurray and on to the port in Prince Rupert.”