The federal government announced Tuesday it will spend four-point-five-billion-dollars to see the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built.
Hearing that has the President of United Steelworkers Union 58-90 feeling cautiously optimistic.
The union represents workers at Regina’s Evraz Steel plant.
Mike Day said everything looks good at this time, but we all know how things can change.
He says the one thing he wants to hear is Ottawa commit to 75 percent of the steel used for the pipeline to come from Evraz if not more.
“Instead of just the 75 percent I hope that it’s 100 percent Canadian projects, and hopefully our product,” he said.
Day said Evraz hired around 120 new workers last September, so he is not anticipating this news to result in more hiring happening now.
He added the mood among workers is one people probably expect.
“Cautiously optimistic I guess, there’s still a worry that it’s come to this from the federal government who has to step in and make this almost a crown project,” Day said.