Build the pipeline or Granny suffers

As Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver explained to reporters after QP, the Conservatives are appalled that NDP MPs would express a dissenting opinion about the Keystone pipeline within earshot of Americans. In other news, the Keystone pipeline is now an initiative to provide health care for seniors.

I was appalled when I heard the NDP intends to go down to the United States to talk negatively about the Keystone XL project.  This is a project which will generate hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadians, billions of dollars of economic activity and it will fund important social services like education for our children, health care for the elderly. Frankly, I think what they’re doing is a disgrace.

On the question of the NDP MPs and their trip to Washington, at least one voice in the scrum noted the example of a former opposition leader who went on American television to express his concern for Canada’s refusal to go to war in Iraq.

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