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Trudeau’s in a Bind Over an Oil-Sands Mine That Might Never Get Built

  • Federal cabinet to decide on Teck Frontier project this month
  • Project’s economic prospects have worsened since 2011 proposal
Trudeau greets employees at a factory in Brampton, Ontario
Trudeau greets employees at a factory in Brampton, Ontario
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s desire to be seen as a climate-change crusader is again butting up against the reality of the nation’s formidable oil industry.

This time the conflict is over Teck Resources Ltd.’s proposed Frontier oil-sands mine, which Trudeau’s cabinet is expected to approve or reject this month.