Alberta launches website aimed at gathering support for Trans Mountain Pipeline

By CHAT News Today
February 13, 2018 - 3:23pm Updated: February 13, 2018 - 4:21pm

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is asking for help from the rest of Canada in the ongoing dispute with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

The province launched a website where people can learn about pipelines, email their support for the project, and sign a petition which will be delivered to British Columbia Premier John Horgan.

“This fight, it isn’t something any one government can do alone,” said Premier Rachel Notley in a statement. “We need all of us working together to make sure the B.C. government fully understands why this pipeline matters, why good jobs matter and why the rules of our country matter.”

The news release states an advertising campaign will be launched in Alberta and British Columbia in connection with the project.

The website can be found at www.alberta.ca/KeepCanadaWorking.

Notley told reporters on Monday the government is considering further retaliatory measures in response to the B.C. government’s proposal to restrict the level of bitumen flowing in their province pending a review to make sure that such spills could be properly cleaned up.

Alberta has already announced it is suspending talks to purchase B.C. electricity, and banned the import of B.C. Wines into Alberta.

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