There’s speculation the Trans Mountain pipeline will be axed now that leader of the BC NDP John Horgan has been sworn in as Premier of British Columbia after his razor-thin win last election saw him form an alliance with the BC Greens.
Even without the Greens, the BC NDP are against this project since their caucus is full of eco-activists who oppose anything oil and gas related.
In fact, Horgan is shopping around for the best court case to join against the construction of Trans Mountain.
Although the pipeline has been approved, some politicians like federal Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer, worry that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals will cave to political pressure as they’ve done so many times before.
I had a chance to ask United Conservative MLA Prasad Panda for his take on the Liberals and the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Watch as I ask Panda for his thoughts on what the federal government should do, versus what he thinks they might do and also, what he thinks of Rachel Notley’s non-action on pipeline progress.
Both Notley and Trudeau have said they support the construction of Trans Mountain, but can we really believe them?
We’re talking about the Alberta Premier, who has been spotted at pipeline protests and a Prime Minister who has said we should shut the oilsands down, after all.