Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a change in government in B-C would not change federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Speaking at a news conference in Rome Tuesday, Trudeau said his government’s decision in favour of the project was based on facts and evidence on what is in the best interests of all of Canada.
And he says that won’t change despite an agreement by the B-C Green Party and N-D-P that could see the formation of a minority New Democrat government in the province.
Both parties have voiced their opposition to Kinder Morgan’s plans to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline running from Edmonton to Burnaby.
Kinder Morgan announced at the beginning of May it will source over 250-thousand metric tonnes of pipe from Evraz Steel in Regina.
Economy minister Jeremy Harrison says the West Coast pipeline project will create many jobs in Regina.
“This is a 7.4-billion dollar project,” said Harrison in the Saskatchewan Legislature. “37-thousand jobs that are going to be created over the course of the project. There is great support from this side of the house. I have to say there’s support in Alberta as well.”