Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer talks Energy East in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press
October 11, 2017 - 7:53am Updated: October 11, 2017 - 8:23am

EDMONTON- Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not go after critics of the cancelled Energy East pipeline project, but should look to his own actions.

Scheer spoke in Edmonton yesterday about Trudeau's recent social media comments accusing those critics of using the project's demise to pit regions of Canada against each other.

Scheer says the issue does not stoke divisions because all of Canada would have benefited from the project, including oil workers in Alberta, trades workers in Central Canada and refinery workers in New Brunswick.

Premier Notley and New Brunswick's Brian Gallant have expressed their disappointment, while Quebec politicians and Indigenous and environmental groups have celebrated the project's cancellation.

Trudeau went on social media last weekend to attack his critics, saying they were stoking national divisions by going after his government on a decision tied to changing market conditions.

TransCanada's Energy East pipeline would have carried Alberta crude across Canada to ports and refineries in New Brunswick.

(The Canadian Press)


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