A government unwilling to take responsibility for its actions is a government Canadians can not trust.
Last week, TransCanada cancelled its $15-billion Energy East pipeline to ship crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada, and to a new marine terminal in New Brunswick, for distribution to global markets.
In response, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted his government bears no responsibility for that decision.
In a Facebook post Saturday, Trudeau dismissed the scrapping of Energy East as “a private corporation’s business move” due to changing “market” conditions.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on the day of TransCanada’s announcement it was a “business decision.”
But that’s stating the obvious. Of course it was a “business decision.” The question is why did TransCanada make it?