Alberta government displaying billboards across BC supporting Trans Mountain Pipeline

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney in a Postmedia file

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney in a Postmedia file

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is stepping up her government's pro-pipeline push with a new ad campaign targeting British Columbians, backed by her belief that a growing number of people understand the need for the Trans Mountain expansion. Alberta is not done, yet Notley also announced Alberta planned to fully participate in the court reference case, announced last month by B.C. Premier John Horgan.

The "Keep Canada Working" message will be shared via billboards, television, radio, search engine marketing, online display and social media.

"I'm optimistic that we will be successful in that task", Notley said. The Liberal government is also seeking intervener status on the case. "The economic consequences would be severe throughout the country". During the interview, the Vancouver mayor added that Alberta's oil and gas sector "represents such a tiny fraction of the overall economy and a job count" in Canada, whereas cities such as Vancouver and Toronto are driven by technology and innovation-related sectors.

"If British Columbia attains the right to throttle our resources, every other province will be given the same right", Notley said.

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The City of Burnaby has applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the construction of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project after lower courts and the National Energy Board rejected its challenge.

Kinder Morgan has set a May 31 deadline to indicate whether it will move forward with the project.

MLAs agreed to an amendment by Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson to put a two-year limit on those powers. The company has threatened to pull out of the project by then if B.C., Alberta and Ottawa can not come to an agreement. Notley made one little slip-up in this remark - She should have said Robertson lacks the knowledge about what generates wealth in Alberta.

Notley says she can't divulge details of talks with Kinder Morgan, but they are focused on the financial viability of the $7.4-billion project and on getting construction restarted this summer.

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