Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan has released the following statement on Premier Notley’s pipeline threats in the 2018 spring legislative session throne speech and news conference:
“This is not 1980, its 2018. Letting B.C. “freeze in the dark” by cutting our oil exports is mean-spirited grandstanding. This is cutting our nose off to spite our face – reducing our own revenues.
“We can’t defend Alberta by dividing Canada. This isn’t a national energy strategy, it’s a political ploy to win votes.
“The Premier isn’t just gambling with our relationship with B.C., but sowing chaos across our entire economy. We need a Premier who can negotiate a better deal to move the pipeline forward, not resort to reckless threats and intimidation to get her way.
“I continue to support the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline. I understand how important this project is to job creation and the economy in Alberta, and for safely transporting our petroleum products to new markets. What I cannot support is this divisive and counterproductive approach to getting the pipeline built.”