Andrew Scheer says he expects Trudeau to waffle on Trans Mountain pipeline

The leader of the federal Conservative party says he has “zero” confidence the Liberal government will back the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the finish line.

Speaking to the Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday, Andrew Scheer said he doubts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to the $6.8 billion project.

“We saw what he did to Energy East,” he said.

“We had a nation-building project, an opportunity to unite Western, Central and Atlantic Canadians with a pipeline that would bring western energy to eastern markets and get us off of foreign oil, and he killed that.”

The Liberal government approved the project, which would triple the capacity of an existing 1,150 kilometre pipeline between Canada and Burnaby, last November.

Trudeau has since taken heat from environmental groups, most recently when anti-pipeline protesters crashed his appearance at a UN forum in Vancouver on Wednesday.

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