The President of the B.C Chamber of Commerce says, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is essential for the country.
Speaking on the Jim Harrison on the first day of the annual meeting in Kamloops, Val Litwin says, federal support for the 7.4 billion dollar project does not have to be financial.
“Lets remember this proponent Kinder Morgan, they haven’t asked for a penny. I don’t think they are actually looking for certainty. Their looking for predictability. So what’s up to the federal government now is to ensure the rule of law will take place and that there will be a smooth and orderly process here as they break ground as they begin to build. They do need to map out a clear path, that’s a big part of what Kinder Morgan is looking for.”
Litwin says, even if the pipeline is built, Canada must continue to send a message to international investors that the country remains a good place to invest, and is competitive.