EDMONTON – 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.
TransCanada Corporation has shelved the pipeline, which would have taken crude from Alberta across Canada to ports and refineries in New Brunswick.
The premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick 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.