Alberta premier going on tour to stump for Trans Mountain pipeline project

Must Read

11 new additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Northern Health Region

VICTORIA, B.C. – An additional 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday, bringing the total in the...

Local abattoirs, essential to beef up local meat, can’t keep up. So why aren’t there more?

Eventually, most B.C. livestock is slaughtered into meat — but where? It’s a question that’s plagued farmers, ranchers, abattoir owners...

Canadian crude-by-rail exports fall to another eight-year low in July

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to another eight-year low in July despite the gradual...

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will go on tour starting Nov. 20 to stump for the Trans Mountain pipeline, but is resisting opposition calls to wield a big stick against its opponents.

Notley will speak in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton over the next three weeks on the importance of the pipeline expansion to the B.C. coast through Burnaby.

The $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML) project will expand an existing pipeline so Alberta can get a better price overseas for its oil.

- Advertisement -

The line was approved last year by the federal government, but is opposed by B.C.’s governing NDP, and Burnaby officials have been accused of delaying the project by dragging out permit approvals.

Notley has joined Kinder Morgan to ask the National Energy Board to cut the red tape with Burnaby, but refused suggestions from the Opposition United Conservatives to threaten consequences against opponents who try to block a legally approved project.

Notley says they will continue to focus on selling the benefits of the pipeline expansion, noting that such action got the project approved in the first place.

The Canadian Press

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news delivered to your mailbox every morning.

More Articles Like This