Biden Cancelled The Keystone XL Pipeline & Canada's Politicians Have Mixed Reactions

Justin Trudeau has spoken out, too.
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Biden Cancelled The Keystone XL Pipeline & Canada's Politicians Have Mixed Reactions

Within hours of moving into the White House, President Joe Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, which was set to transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Nebraska.

Canada’s politicians have been reacting pretty differently to the move, with one official describing it as “a portrait in leadership” while another said it left them feeling “deeply disturbed.”

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Shortly after the pipeline cancellation was announced, Justin Trudeau responded with a formal statement which acknowledged Biden’s decision to “fulfil his election campaign promise.”

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also spoke out about the decision, taking to Twitter to reveal he felt “disturbed” by the move.

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole issued a statement saying it was a “devastating” response from the new president and blamed Trudeau for not doing enough to “stand up for our world-class energy sector.”

On the other hand, Canada’s Green Party leader was pretty positive about the cancellation and described Biden’s decision as “powerful proof” of his commitment to tackling climate change.

While Jagmeet Singh did not respond to the announcement on Wednesday, he has previously made his opinion on the pipeline clear by saying it “would neither create sustainable jobs nor protect the planet.”

Helena Hanson
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Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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