Trans Mountain Pipeline “will be built”, says Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau
Stating that Kinder Morgan Canada’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline from Alberta’s Oil Sands to Canada’s West Coast is of vital strategic interest to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Sunday that “It will be built”. Failing successful mediation of the conflict between Alberta and British Columbia over the pipeline, Trudeau stated, “I have instructed the Minister of Finance to initiate formal financial discussions with Kinder Morgan, the result of which will be to remove the uncertainty overhanging the Trans Mountain expansion project. We are working on the legislative options as we speak” to ensure “that it is clear and certain that this pipeline will be built”. British Columbia Premier John Horgan said they continue to disagree on energy and will proceed with a court battle against the project. Kinder Morgan halted work on the US$5.9 billion project last week and said they would suspend further efforts indefinitely unless the dispute were resolved by May 31.