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Kinder Morgan project a test of Trudeau’s competency, puts his 18 B.C. seats at risk, say pollsters

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Both main opposition parties have an opportunity, say analysts: the Tories to hammer the message that the Liberals are bad managers, and the New Democrats to show they say one thing and do another.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire for his leadership on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, managing the federal stake in the face of opposition from B.C. to block the federally approved project. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets the Kinder Morgan pipeline project built, as he says he will, voters will judge as a test of his competency, say pollsters. And the stakes are high, with the Liberals' 18 seats in British Columbia at risk.  Much of his credibility is bound up in his ability keep the project his government approved alive. On Sunday, he promised legislative action to assert federal authority and financial support to the pipeline project to smooth the nerves of

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