The MLA for Kamloops South is calling for the Trudeau government to flex its muscle and ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline gets built.
“It is time for the federal government to step in and say enough is enough.”
Todd Stone says either we have a country of provinces with respect for our constitution or we don’t as he takes aim at the NDP government
“Thumbing its nose at the constitution and is essentially to this point ignored the pleas of the federal government on this. Now we have a $7.5 billion project that potentially will employ hundreds of Kamloopsians and thousands of British Columbians hanging in the balance.”
Stone says the ramification of the Trans Mountain pipeline not moving forward would be dire for the province but especially for the interior.
He says it also sends a chilling message to the international business community about whether they can invest in this province.
The opposition environment critic and BC Liberals MLA for Kamloops North says the current situation with the Trans Mountain pipeline is very troubling.
Peter Milobar says the business community is growing increasingly frustrated and if the pipeline does not go ahead the economic impacts and jobs lost will have a serious impact.
Milobar says it is time for the Horgan government to back down and act more like a government and not an activist group needlessly delaying the pipeline project.
“One would hop that both the federal government and the Alberta government and the Saskatchewan government could get BC to come to the table and understand the ramifications of what they are doing. Unfortunately I think they have a BC government that unwilling to listen to any reasonable discussion on this.”
Milobar says it is important to remember Kinder Morgan has done everything by the book with the pipeline passing regulatory processes and receiving federal and provincial government approvals.