Trans Mountain purchase to expose Liberals on multiple fronts, say pollsters: ‘they wear everybody’s mistakes’
By Beatrice Paez, Peter MazereeuwJun. 4, 2018
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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