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Jason Kenney says Liberal government lacks ‘courage to defend the interests of Canadians.’

Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of driving away energy sector investment, saying his “weakness and fear” in dealing with opponents of oilsands development killed the Teck Frontier project “through delay and by constantly moving the goalposts.”

Scheer’s office issued a statement today after speaking with Trudeau earlier Monday. In it, Scheer claims Trudeau showed “weak leadership” in his response to rail blockades and argues the resulting “political unrest” led Vancouver-based Teck Resources to withdraw its application to build a massive oilsands mine in northern Alberta.

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