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Trudeau in lose-lose position on pipelines: UBC prof

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put himself in a position where he can’t avoid a “massive” setback to his political standing in at least one of three provinces: B.C., Alberta and Quebec, according to a University of B.C. professor presenting a paper on the matter in Calgary Thursday.

“He’s boxed himself in politically and now he can’t avoid expending massive political capital by offending one or more important political allies,” George Hoberg said in an interview.

Hoberg, in a paper devoted to Kinder Morgan’s $6.8-billion expansion of its pipeline from northern Alberta to Burnaby, said Trudeau’s new parallel review process…

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