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Business Leaders Urge Ottawa to End Trans Mountain Impasse

Posted April 12, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Marc-André Cossette – CBC News)

Some of Canada’s most influential business leaders are urging the federal government to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built, warning that the impasse is casting a shadow over Canada’s reputation as safe place to invest.

“We have to get that pipeline done,” said Dominic Barton, global managing partner of consulting giant McKinsey & Co.

“We can talk all we want about growth, but if we can’t actually get our products and services to the markets we need to, we are kneecapping ourselves.”

Barton, who also chairs the Trudeau government’s economic advisory council, made the remarks in Toronto while attending the Public Policy Forum’s third annual Growth Summit. Click here to read more.