In case the message was missed in August, when Chancellor Olaf Scholz returned to Germany without the LNG he had sought, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said again that Canada is no fossil fuel warehouse for deliveries on demand.

At the National Arts Centre in Ottawa this week, Trudeau only gave Scholz a promise to work on a hydrogen trade strategy. The Canadian prime minister called the Russian invasion of Ukraine and resulting energy price inflation only more reasons to leave oil and natural gas behind.

“People are realizing okay, getting off Russian oil and gas means getting on to more oil and gas to replace that from elsewhere,” said Trudeau at a conference held by the Canadian Climate Institute and the Net Zero Advisory Body.

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