Elizabeth May: Kinder Morgan ‘Blank Cheque’ Would Be ‘Spectacular Violation’ Of Election Promise

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May thanks supporters as she's arrested by RCMP officers after joining protesters outside Kinder Morgan's facility in Burnaby, B.C., on March 23, 2018.

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May issued a strongly worded statement Wednesday calling the government’s decision to blame B.C. for delaying Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion “shameful.”

The Green Party leader responded to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s announcement that the government is willing to provide indemnity to investors if the Texas-based company pulls out of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project due to delays related to a B.C. government court case.

“Subsidizing big oil at this point in the process is not surprising, but blaming Premier Horgan is plain shameful,” May said.

She criticized the government for following “Harper-style politics” by offering a “blank cheque” to cover losses suffered from energy companies. The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP called the financial gesture a “spectacular violation” of a key Liberal election plank.

The Liberals campaigned in 2015 on a promise to “phase out subsidies to the fossil fuel industry over the medium-term.” And though Canada

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