Posted on Feb 4, 2020

NDP Leader Rachel Notley issued the following statement regarding the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on the Trans Mountain Pipeline:

“We are very pleased the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. We know that this project is a vital plank in the plan to reconstruct Alberta’s economy and restore jobs to Alberta families.

“That is why we worked so hard to change national opinion, why we stood up to BC when they threatened it, and why we pressured the federal government to buy the pipeline when it was in jeopardy. Today the project is in play, and that is good news for Alberta.

“It is also important to remember that Alberta deserves a government committed to restoring prosperity to all sectors of Alberta’s economy including new and emerging sectors that will pave the way for the future.

“The UCP are abandoning the need to diversify by cancelling important support and incentives and by characterizing diversification as a ‘luxury for another time.’ Their $4.7 billion handout to big corporations is an antiquated, failed strategy that has been associated with 50,000 job losses since its implementation in June 2019. 

“Albertans deserve better.”