MPs Reject Pipeline Probe

The Commons natural resources committee by a 5 to 4 vote yesterday rejected a motion to compel Finance Minister Bill Morneau to explain why cabinet overpaid billions for the 1953-era Trans Mountain pipeline. Opposition MPs questioned why cabinet nationalized the line knowing the Federal Court of Appeal was about to rule on legal challenges by First Nations: ‘I can’t believe we have Morneau negotiating on behalf of Canadian taxpayers.’

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