Rachel Notley: Jagmeet Singh ‘Absolutely, Fundamentally, Incontrovertibly’ Wrong About Trans Mountain Project

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are shown in a composite.

Alberta’s New Democratic Party premier pulled no punches Wednesday when asked to respond to the federal NDP leader’s contention that the Trans Mountain pipeline project shouldn’t go ahead.

At a press conference in Edmonton, a reporter read a tweet from Jagmeet Singh in which he said it is “clear” the Alberta-British Columbia pipeline shouldn’t be built after it was approved through a “rigged” process.

Liberals are giving Texas oil company #KinderMorgan a blank cheque while dumping all the risks on Canadians

Rigged process, First Nations & local communities shut out, oil spill threats, science ignored & now billions on the line

It’s clear this pipeline should not be built.

— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh)

“Nationally, we’ve got a government that’s trying to put taxpayer dollars, pubic dollars at risk, for private profits in a circumstance where there is no business case,” Singh said.

Singh referenced reports he said suggested the Liberal government had already made a decision on the project before consulting with First Nations.

Last month, the National Observer reported that government insiders were directed by a top public servant in 2016 to give the Liberal cabinet a “legally-sound” basis to approve Trans Mountain.

Liberals, however, deny anything about the project has been “rigged.” They’ve maintained that the $7.4-billion plan to double an existing pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C. is in the national interest.

With files from The Canadian Press

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

      

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