EX-23.1 2 a2153150zex-23_1.htm EXHIBIT 23.1

Exhibit 23.1

 

ACCOUNTANTS’ CONSENT

 

 

To:                              The Board of Directors
TransCanada Corporation

 

We consent to the use of our report dated February 28, 2005 on the consolidated balance sheets of TransCanada Corporation (the “Company”) as at December 31, 2004 and 2003 and the statements of consolidated income, consolidated retained earnings, and consolidated cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2004 and our Comments for U.S. Readers on Canada – U.S. Reporting Difference, dated February 28, 2005, both of which are incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 40-F of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

We also consent to incorporation by reference of our report and Comments for U.S. Readers on Canada – U.S. Reporting Difference in TransCanada Corporation’s:

 

                  Registration Statement (No. 33-00958) on Form S-8 dated November 7, 1985 and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 on Form S-8 dated May 15, 2003;

                  Registration Statement (No. 333-5916) on Form S-8 dated November 4, 1996, and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form S-8 dated May 15, 2003;

                  Registration Statement (No. 333-8470) on Form S-8 dated March 18, 1998 and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form S-8 dated May 15, 2003,

                  Registration Statement (No. 333-9130) on Form S-8 dated July 15, 1998 and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form S-8 dated May 15, 2003,

                  Registration Statement (No. 33-13564) on Form S-3 dated April 16, 1987, the Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 on Form F-3, dated December 5, 1996, and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form F-3 dated June 19, 2003; and

                  Registration Statement (No. 333-6132) on Form F-3 dated December 5, 1996 and the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form F-3 dated June 19, 2003.

 

 

/s/ KPMG LLP

 

Chartered Accountants

 

Calgary, Canada

February 28, 2005