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