The federal Conservative leader describes Energy East as a missed opportunity for New Brunswick and is optimistic about bringing TransCanada back to the table were he elected prime minister.
Scheer spoke to media following a speech at the Chamber in Saint John, the proposed pipeline project's endpoint.
"There was obviously a market for it until the government changed the rules of the game," says Scheer. "I would be hopeful that they would be willing to if they had a federal government that was championing the sector, perhaps they would."
Scheer lays the blame for the demise of Energy East at the feet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and rejects the idea that it was due to market conditions.