The Mayor of Medicine Hat had some harsh words for anti-Pipeline Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
Coderre told reporters the cancellation of the Energy Easy project is a victory.
“I’ve been saying since Day 1 that (TransCanada was) arrogant and condescending,” Coderre said Thursday morning. “It’s an enormous victory.”
Canada buys their oil from the Middle East instead of from their own western provinces, Energy East would have carried 1.1 million barrels to the east coast every day.
Denis Coderre has been against the project since the start gaining criticism across Canada.
Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston responded to the French Mayor.
“The mayor of Montreal is, frankly, a moron,” he said. “You have the mayor of Vancouver who is similar, who would rather buy oil from a dictatorship and have it imported.”
Brad Wall put in his own opinion on the Montreal Mayor.
#EnergyEast dead. 1000s new jobs lost. Cda to keep importing foreign oil. West can't get oil to tidewater. Mtl mayor calls it"major victory"
— Brad Wall (@PremierBradWall) October 5, 2017
Energy East would have created 15,000 jobs and a $50 billion economy, after many years of planning the project came to a halt overnight.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.