'Harder to stomach' Premier Notley says Trump attacks show need for Trans Mountain

By The Canadian Press
June 13, 2018 - 6:42am

CALGARY - Premier Notley says the Trump administration's recent attacks on Canadian trade show how necessary it is to go ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

She has taken aim at what she called reckless U.S. moves against Canada's steel and aluminum industries.

Notley told the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary that Canada needs to be strategic with its resources and not put all its eggs in one basket.

The Premier also took a few good-natured jabs at the Americans in the crowd, sarcastically lauding their bravery for coming to a country that represents a national-security threat.

Virtually all of Canada's oil exports go to the United States and the Trans Mountain pipeline would enable sales to Asia via the West Coast.

The federal government agreed last month to purchase the project from Texas-based Kinder Morgan, which had threatened to pull the plug because of political hurdles in B.C.

Notley says the United States benefits from Canada's failure to build a pipeline to a Canadian coast and get a better price for its product.

(The Canadian Press) 
 

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