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MONTREAL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, leading in polls ahead of the Oct 19 election, said on Thursday that it was up to communities to decide whether to support a project like TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline.
"It is not up to government to support one project or another, it is up for a government to set the framework within which communities can choose, or not, to support a project. Because people understand we need jobs and growth and development, but it cannot come at the cost of our health, of our environmental safety, of our long-term future," Trudeau said during a campaign stop in Montreal. (Reporting by Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)