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Dennis McConaghy | What losing Keystone XL means for Canada

  • Dennis McConaghy
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  • Nov 10, 2015
Dennis McConaghy | What losing Keystone XL means for Canada

U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project might have a devastating impact on Canada’s economy.

In his op-ed for the Financial Post, Dennis McConaghy, a retired executive with TransCanada Corp. and a Visiting Fellow at Ivey, outlined the troubling consequences for the Canadian economy. McConaghy noted that up to 20 per cent of XL’s cash flow could have been captured by Canadian governments via royalties and taxes.

“For the United States environmental movement and Obama administration, the rejection of XL is a fatuous victory,” he said.