April 12th, 2018

Government Stakeholders To Come Together To Talk Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Across the country, Canadians have been watching the ongoing saga of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. Major political leaders have been arrested and wine has been banned.

This definitely makes for interesting headlines, but things are getting serious.

This month Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and set a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.

“Every day that goes by without commencement of the project is further delay, more cost, and the possibility of the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline and that is why we feel strongly that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to show leadership on this file,” explained Robert Blakely, COO of the Canadian Building Trades Unions.

The Canadian Building Trades Unions are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the table.

The Canadian Building Trades Unions represents over 500,000 construction trade workers in Canada. Although they were never included by Kinder Morgan Canada, they still want this project to move forward for the betterment of Canada and its economy.

“The last several months has seen unfortunate statements and behavior by certain individuals and this project is too important to our country and our economy to see this happen,” said Blakely

He called for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring together the Premier of British Columbia, the Premier of Alberta, CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada and all other relevant stakeholders.

On Thursday, Justin Trudeau announced he will meet Sunday with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan.

In 2016 the Federal government approved the project, and in early 2017 then B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced her support. Once NDP leader John Horgan became premier in 2017, things changed.

According to Kinder Morgan Canada, the Project would create approximately 15,000 construction jobs and the equivalent of 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operations.

They state that producers will see $73.5 billion in increased revenues over 20 years.

5 Responses

  1. Thomas Horne says:

    The Kinder Morgan pipeline is essential for Canada and Alberta. It,s time Trudeau stopped pussyfooting to tree huggers and moved to see this project started.If not;Notley should close down all pipeline shipments to Bc and close off marketing of shipments of BC products into Alberta. AS a petroleum firefighter,I can assure you that shipping product by pipeline is much much safer than by railcar

  2. Mary says:

    I fully support the Trans Mountain Pipeline, enough of Mr. Horgan’s Games. It is in Canada’s best interest and the Provinces.

  3. John Kyndesen says:

    Just to put things straight, there are no government stakeholders in this. There are only Canadians working in the energy section, Canadians benefiting from the energy sector and offshore agitators such as the Tides Foundation (aka Soros henchmen). Until such time as a better source of energy can be integrated into the system at a competitive price the use of fossil fuel will remain the primary source of energy world wide. Love it or hate it that is a fact. If you don’t like fossil fuels then use your resources to develop a cleaner system. Better use of the funds than putting people on welfare and stripping social programs of much needed financing.

  4. Doug Ford says:

    It is time for Premier Horgan to stop pandering to his 3 seat support system ( Weaver and the Greens). This project has support throughout BC except Vancouver/ Burnaby. You represent tbe whole province not just the coast and you need to recognize that approval was already granted for this project, deal with it.

  5. Luanne Grund says:

    I do not feel that the pipeline should be built. There are so many jobs that will be required to transform us from fossil fuel to renewables. This is where the money needs to be going. Not more corporate welfare for oil and gas so they can get in one last cash grab and leave the state of the world for the next generation to worry about. By then it will be too late. Take oil and gas out of the equation and move forward. And if our leaders have this great plan to get us to renewables where is it?? We should just take them at their word. Those days are gone.

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