House of Commons to hold emergency debate on Keystone XL

Members of Parliament will hold an emergency debate Monday to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline expansion. 

Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden scrapped the pipeline’s permit as one of his first actions in office, effectively killing the $8-billion US project. 

  • WATCH | The emergency debate in the House of Commons begins at 4:30 p.m. MT

Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole called for the debate earlier on Monday, accusing the government of not doing enough to advocate for the project. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has repeatedly said it supports the project, and Trudeau expressed his disappointment with Biden during a call between the two leaders on Friday. 

If completed, the 1,897-kilometre pipeline, first announced in 2005, would have carried 830,000 barrels of ollsands crude from Hardisty, Alta., to Nebraska. It would then connect with the original Keystone that runs to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.

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