Pipelines are no job for Canada’s politicians

Mayors in Western Canada are duelling on the virtues and vices of oil pipelines, more particularly on the Trans Mountain pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan Inc. Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver is leading an entourage to Ottawa to argue, and lobby, against Trans Mountain. Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, for his part, has come to its defence, criticizing Mr. Robertson for “scaring people using numbers completely out of context or based on no facts at all. This kind of political interference is not in fact helpful.”

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