Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement following the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project:
“The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline extension is devastating. At a time when Canadians are desperate to get back to work, the loss of this important project only makes this harder.
“Today’s decision is a culmination of the Trudeau Liberals’ failure to recognize the importance of pipeline projects and the need to secure Canadian jobs in the resource sector.
“For years, Conservatives have been calling on Justin Trudeau to champion Canadian energy and workers. Yet, he has failed to do so time after time.
“Securing jobs in the resource sector is an essential part of getting Canadians back to work and putting Canada’s recovery back on track. If you are worried about economic growth and job creation there is only one choice: Canada’s Conservatives.”