Posted on Jul 7, 2021

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley issued the following statement following today’s announcement concerning construction of Calgary’s Green Line:

“Today, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Mayor of Calgary came together to announce construction of the Green Line will begin this fall.


“Noticeably absent was Premier Jason Kenney.


“Four years ago yesterday, I was proud to stand in Calgary and announce my provincial government’s full commitment to getting the Green Line underway as soon as possible.


“We heard clearly today that, under the leadership of Jason Kenney, the project was stalled and delayed by at least one year. That’s one year longer to wait for the creation of 20,000 jobs and it’s one year longer to wait for the economic boost that this will provide to the downtown core and all Calgarians.


“And it’s one year longer to wait for the emission reduction that this project creates.


“While I note the province rushed out a press release five minutes before this press conference, their cloak-and-dagger approach to this project leaves me worried that they will continue to try and obstruct it.


I call on Jason Kenney to declare that the games are over and the Green Line will go ahead.”