Hundreds of Albertans came together to demand the pipeline go through–as the feds had agreed to—and to force them to crack down on BC’s stalling on the matter.
But BC Premier–John Horgan is refusing to back down on his battle AGAINST the TransMountain pipeline expansion.
“I believe the interests of Canada have to be front and center–but we have different views of what those interests are. And thats the beauty of our cooperative federation. But I will defend to the end–the rights of BC to stand up and defend our coast. “
One young Alberta mother says getting that line built isnt important just for her—but for her daughter:
“Cause its prosperity for our whole province and Canada. Its going to create jobs–and a life for her–so she doesnt have to move to find work elsewhere. We want to stay in Alberta.”
So what does Premier Notley have to say about all of this?
She says at the end of the day—its her JOB–to stand up for Alberta:
“To stand up for Alberta—there is one–and only one solution: the pipeline gets built–without delay. And I know there is a growing understanding about that–in central Canada–in Toronto–in Ottawa and throughout the country. More and more people are coming to see this as very symbolic of a much larger issue–as far as it relates to Canada’s economic fortunes–going forward.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supposed to meet with Premiers Rachel Notley and John Horgan—on Sunday.
And Alberta is still ready to turn off the taps to BC next week.