Almost three years after he became Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau blamed the former Harper government for pipeline delays.
Via Edmonton Sun:
Delays in getting pipelines built and mistrust toward oilsands developments are legacies of the former Conservative government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a Friday tour of the Fort Hills operation north of Fort McMurray.
Following the afternoon visit to Suncor’s latest project, Trudeau said the previous Harper government failed to get major pipeline projects built because Canadians did not trust those in power “to both grow the economy and protect the environment.”
“For 10 years, Stephen Harper’s government talked up the oilsands but couldn’t get it done,” said Trudeau. “Their lack of any sort of responsibility on the environment didn’t just hurt the environment, it hurt the economy.”
Trudeau took aim at critics on both sides of the pipeline debate, arguing they were either hurting economic growth or ignoring the economic need for
a pipeline to the Pacific Coast.