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O’Toole pushes U.S. envoy to Canada to preserve Line 5, Keystone XL pipelines

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole urged the acting American ambassador to Canada to tell Washington to preserve the Line 5 pipeline to the United States.

O’Toole told Katherine Brucker that he was disappointed by President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office last month.

O’Toole also said if the governor of Michigan follows through on plans to shut down Line 5 by May it would have a negative economic impact on both countries.

About 87 million litres of oil and natural gas liquids moves daily through Line 5 from Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ont., passing through parts of Michigan.

The U.S. embassy in Ottawa declined to comment on the Wednesday conversation between Brucker and O’Toole.