Alistair MacGregor Dismayed at TRUDEAU’s Broken promise ON KINDER MORGAN
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November 30th, 2016 - 1:20pm
OTTAWA – Yesterday, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals betrayed a clear commitment that they made to British Columbians during the campaign that the Kinder Morgan pipeline would not be approved under the Conservative's broken review process.
"I think it’s clear that Justin Trudeau has betrayed the trust of British Columbians after totally backtracking on his promises," said Alistair MacGregor. "Many in my province of British Columbia actually voted Liberal because they were led to believe that this pipeline would not go forward under a Liberal government. That turned out to be untrue."
Several Liberal MPs were elected stating that Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could not be approved because it had not undergone a credible public review process. The government's hand-picked cabinet panel admitted that this project faces strong opposition from First Nations and local communities. The recent Bella Bella oil spill demonstrates that the BC coast is not prepared for a 7-fold increase in tanker traffic.
"The Prime Minister admitted that the environmental process was not credible under the Conservatives and then approved the project anyway," said MacGregor. "They should have brought in a new review process to address environmental concerns rather than just following Stephen Harper’s lead on climate change,’’ added MacGregor.
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