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GBClub March 10 Partner Event: The Great Line 5 Debate

globalEDGE Business Beat
March 3, 2021 9:00 AM


This international panel brings together diverse voices to address the concerns on both sides of the border related to Line 5, as well as a potential diplomatic resolution as both countries commit to green-energy strategies.

The Great Line 5 Debate

March 10, 2021
Virtual Event (free)
Program & Registration

Line 5 is a pipeline system carrying both oil and propane from Canada across Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas to Sarnia, Ontario. The pipeline crosses the Straits of Mackinac, leading to concerns about a potential oil spill from the 65-year-old pipeline. Shutting down the pipeline could have significant economic and environmental impacts in Canada and parts of the United States.


  • Rebecca Malouin, MSU Canadian Studies Center
  • Robert Richardson, Department of Community Sustainability, MSU
  • Grant Gunn, Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
  • Doug Bessette, Department of Community Sustainability, MSU
  • Joe Comartin, Consul General of Canada in Detroit
  • Earl Provost, Ontario Agent-General in Chicago
  • Martine Herbert, Quebec Delegate in Chicago
  • Eric Freedman, School of Journalism, MSU
  • gbcmm3

globalEDGE Business Beat, hosted by Jade Sims, covers discussions with a wide range of global leaders in business, government, and academe to provide information on the latest thoughts, tools, and markets that are flourishing globally.

9:00 AM every Wednesday
Replay: 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 3:00 AM