Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan statement on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issued the following statement in response to Kinder Morgan’s recent actions on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion:
The Alberta Liberals call on the Federal Government to enforce the approved construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project.
While the Alberta Liberal Party does not support subsidizing private enterprise, we recognize the importance of this pipeline as a national infrastructure project. We, therefore, support, in principle, a public investment in this pipeline project by both the Federal Government and the Government of Alberta if that is necessary to ensure the pipeline is built.
However, our support is contingent on the Government of Alberta committing to report annually on Alberta’s oil sands region through a transparent, full cost accounting framework, including both reclamation liabilities and greenhouse gas emissions, to ease public concerns, improve accountability, and increase confidence in this pipeline project both at home and abroad.
We also want the details of a public investment in this project and the resulting ownership stake and financial benefits to Albertans; we do not support writing a blank cheque to Kinder Morgan.
This is an issue of national importance. This is a national infrastructure project that will create jobs for Albertans and Canadians.