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Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, today highlighted Justin Trudeau’s failure to get the Trans Mountain Expansion built.

After pressure from conservatives, premiers, mayors, job-creators, and hard-working Canadians, Justin Trudeau finally did the right thing and approved the Trans Mountain Expansion. However, what the Liberals failed to do is commit to a construction date for this vital pipeline project.

“Thousands of Canadian oil and gas workers have been patiently waiting for this project to start. It is unacceptable that the Trudeau Liberals failed once again to put forward a comprehensive construction plan,” said Warkentin. “This pipeline project has been approved three times, yet not a single inch of new pipeline has been laid.”

Canadians are rightly concerned and want to know how this time will be any different. The Trudeau Liberals must answer these vital questions:

  • Will construction of the pipeline begin in Burnaby this summer?
  • When will the pipeline be in service?
  • Who will own and operate the pipeline?
  • How will the Trudeau Liberals handle new court challenges?
  • How much have the Liberal delays cost taxpayers?

“Justin Trudeau has said he wants to “phase out” Canada’s oil and gas sector,” added Warkentin. “Energy workers and their families deserve a government that champions energy projects, instead of killing them with last minute rule changes.”

Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, has a plan to unite Canadians, get Canada’s energy sector back to work, and make life more affordable for Canadian families.