New Irving Refinery

CBC is reporting this A.M. that the Irvings are about to announce another multi-billion dollar 1,000 person refinery in the Saint John area. The formal announcement is expected tomorrow.

What’s interesting about this from a political perspective is that this refinery must have been in the works for months if not years.

Why not announce it one month ago? Or two? Or three?

That would have been quite a bounce for the Tories in an area that cost them the election.


Maybe the Irvings aren’t as neutral as we might have suspected.