The Alberta Liberal Caucus and the Alberta Liberal Party has issued the following release in response to B.C. court action on Trans Mountain Pipeline developments:
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan stated, “The Alberta Liberals were right to vote against Bill 12 despite our support for the pipeline. All the bill did was provoke B.C. into filing this court action today. The NDP Government has only made this sensitive political situation even worse and Alberta is no closer to getting the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline built.
Khan added, “ The B.C. Government is giving the Premier a hard lesson on how to play pipeline politics. The Legislation has not been proclaimed, the regulations are not in place and Premier Notley won’t give a straight answer on when, or under what conditions she will use this Legislation..
Liberal MLA Dr David Swann stated, “I stood alone as the only MLA to vote against Bill 12 , the Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act in the Alberta Legislature. Clearly it was the right decision. This Legislation may push gasoline prices to $2 a litre in B.C.but it will come at a painful price to this province. Bill 12 will cost Albertans jobs, reduce revenue and further damage our economy.”
“Instead of skipping out on the Premier’s conference in Yellowknife, the Premier should have attended and worked with BC Premier Horgan and other Premiers to resolve the problems holding back construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.”
Khan stated, “Alberta’s political brinkmanship may look tough but it will not get the Trans Mountain Expansion project built.”’
‘It’s time Premier Notley stopped threatening B.C. That strategy is not working.”
David Khan and David Swann are available for interviews.