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Mayoral support crucial for pipelines

By Chantal HÉbert      

No mayor holds a veto over a pipeline but it will be hard to secure a social licence for any project absent more support from the political leaders who are closest to the day-to-day life of so many voters.

EDMONTON—Kudos to Justin Trudeau and Alberta's Rachel Notley for taking the time to talk face to face about the province's economic challenges on Wednesday. The Liberal prime minister has a compelling interest in keeping the channels open with the NDP premier. If Trudeau can't get along with Notley, he is unlikely to get along with any Alberta government. Her two top advisers—Richard Dicerni on the public service side and Brian Topp in the more political role of chief

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