Ellis Ross the MLA for Skeena explains how Canada is getting hosed by cancelling pipeline development. Net result is America buys our resources at a drastically discounted price and resells it on the world market.
Much of the opposition to pipelines in Canada is funded by American money coming from third parties such as Tides Foundation in the US.
Canada needs to wake up
The U.S. oil industry is capitalizing on surging oil prices while competitors across the border are stagnating. Why? This article does a good job of comparing the areas in which Canada and the U.S. differ to cause such a marked contrast in outcomes: technology, regulation, and taxes-including a carbon tax.