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SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
Thomas Mulcair criticises Canada’s Conservative government and says pipeline is exacting heavy environmental cost
Canada‘s opposition leader spoke out against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline during a visit to Washington on Wednesday, breaking with the Canadian government’s full-on lobbying push for the controversial project.
In appearances around Washington, Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party, was scathing of the Conservative government’s environmental record and strongly suggested – without saying so explicitly – that he does not believe the pipeline is in Canada’s interest.
Press Release | Posted: March 17, 2013
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling for a full accounting of the public money spent lobbying in favour of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a recent CEP press release.
In recent weeks several Conservative ministers have flown to Washington to push the approval of the pipeline while Harper has made it the top priority for Canada’s embassies and 22 consular offices in the U.S for 3 consecutive years.