Stakeholder meeting necessary to move Trans Mountain pipeline forward: CBTU
By Jillian MorganConstruction
The Canadian Building Trades Unions has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the table.
Earlier this week, the future of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was cast in doubt as Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on the project in the face of mounting opposition in British Columbia.
“The last several months has seen unfortunate statements and behaviour by certain individuals and this project is too important to our country and our economy to see this happen,” said Robert Blakely, COO of the Canadian Building Trades Unions.
Blakely has recommended Trudeau hold a meeting with British Columbia Premier John Horgan, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Kinder Morgan Canada CEO Steve Kean and all other relevant stakeholders “to move this project forward in a positive way for Canada.”
Kinder Morgan Canada said it will consult with various stakeholders to try and reach an agreement by May 31 that might allow the project to proceed, adding it needs clarity on its ability in doing construction in British Columbia and protect its shareholders.
“The Canadian Building Trades Unions, who represents over 500,000 construction trade workers in Canada, was never included by Kinder Morgan Canada, but wants this project to move forward for the betterment of Canada and its economy,” says Blakely.
SOURCE: CANADIAN BUILDING TRADES UNION