The Government did buy a pipeline for $4.5 Billion of taxpayers money. Since then he seDr Waji Khan and his familyems to have done nothing with it. Maybe that was his strategy all along. Buy it with our money then put it on the shelf. Since Kinder-Morgan was about to do the same thing maybe he should have just let them close it and save us $4.5 billion. That would be fine except at the time he defended spending the money by saying that “Ottawa stepped in because Kinder Morgan “wanted to throw up their hands and walk away,” and his government wanted to make sure that Canadian oil could reach new markets.”. So he wants to ensure that the “tar sands” not only continues, but expands, even if most countries in the world don’t want oil from bitumen. The “tar sands” and the pipelines used to transport its product represent one of the most environmental blights on our environment. The “tar sands” sits far in northern Alberta, far from seeing eyes and far from the scrutiny of most Canadians If this environmental blight was visible from any major Canadian city, its residents would raise their voices in opposition to a level that Canadians would be marching in the streets. If this environmental blight was visible from any major Canadian city, its residents would raise their voices in opposition to a level that Canadians would be marching in the streets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/aug/03/canadas-tar-sands-landscape-from-the-air-in-pictures .