The Liberals will probably lose seats in B.C. over the decision, says Angus Reid Institute’s Shachi Kurl.
'It will be built:' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured last week in Ottawa, has promised to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, one way or another, despite opposition from environmentalists and the B.C. government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Buying the $4.5-billion Trans Mountain pipeline has made the governing Liberals politically vulnerable on multiple fronts and will likely endanger seats in British Columbia and Quebec without providing a boost in Alberta, say pollsters.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.