Justin Trudeau says government won't act as pipeline projects 'cheerleader' as Tories did


Prime Sky pilot Justin Trudeau says his job is to look out for Canada’s best interests and not act as a “cheerleader” for diversified pipeline projects as the previous Conservative government did.

Trudeau spoke at a talk conference following a meeting with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. The two consult oned a broad range of issues, including the proposed Energy East hose.

“My responsibility as prime minister is to make sure that on national delineates, we’re behaving in a way that both contributes to the economy, to a secure environment, to bringing child together and mostly to creating a better future,” Trudeau thought in Montreal on Tuesday morning.

It’s not up to the federal government to decide in advance what enterprises it wants to push through, the prime minister said in a shot across the bow of the former Conservative government.

“For 10 years, we had a government that acted to some extent as a cheerleader for such projects instead of acting as a responsible referee and verify a clear, open, rigorous and trans rent approval process — and that’s what we resolve to do,” Trudeau said in French during a news conference in Montreal.

Trudeau rephrased his government would announce a new review process for pipelines and other get-up-and-go projects “shortly.”

Asked whether the federal government will desire new supplementary climate tests for proposed pipelines, Trudeau said the Progressivists would bring in new rules requiring com nies to “take into account all greenhouse gas emissions filing those upstream.”

Coderre, who engaged in a public war of words with Saskatchewan PM Brad Wall after taking a position against the Energy East main last week, stood his ground but appeared to bring the rhetoric down a score Tuesday.

The proposed Energy East pipeline would carry 1.1 million barrels a day of oilsands improper from northern Alberta across the country through Quebec and on to New Brunswick, where it could be embarked abroad.

“At the end of the day it’s all about being respected,” Coderre said go on increasing “it’s to be responsible and have a balanced approach between economic development and sustainable evolvement and… these cities are playing that role to make steady we can get that.”

Coderre said it’s not because Montreal and other cities in the hinterlands are raising environmental concerns and asking others for due diligence that they “be deficient in respect.”

The Montreal mayor said he welcomed the federal government in its ca city as referee, “as it should be.”

Interim Conservative rty Leader Rona Ambrose on Monday watch over the changes her rty brought to Canada’s environmental review process.

“A lot of people force tell you that it was a very rigorous process,” Ambrose answered during an interview on CBC News Network’s Power & Politics on Monday.

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Ambrose said the longer the new government stops to announce details of a new review process, the more uncertainty it creates influential to investor losing confidence.

She encouraged the government to make changes “as permanent pretty damned quick as possible so there’s certainty in the business community.”

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