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Scheer criticizes Trudeau, reaction to Energy East during Edmonton visit

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not go after critics of the cancelled Energy East pipeline project, but should look to his own actions.

Scheer spoke in Edmonton about Trudeau’s recent social media comments accusing those critics of using the project’s demise to stoke national divisions.

READ MORE: Justin Trudeau cautions against ‘stoking national divisions’ over Energy East 

Scheer says the issue does not stoke divisions because all of Canada would have benefited from the project.

READ MORE: TransCanada kills plan for Energy East pipeline 

Last week, TransCanada said it was shelving the pipeline project because of a change Trudeau’s government made to the regulatory review.

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The review was to consider potential greenhouse gas emissions from producing and processing the oil the pipeline would have transported.

READ MORE: Brad Wall slams federal government over cancellation of Energy East pipeline 

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says it’s arrogant for Trudeau to lay blame.

But new federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the regulatory move was the right decision, because energy projects must meet Canada’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.