VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The BC Liberals say the NDP’s decision to try and stop the Trans Mountain Project will only cost the province jobs.
In a release, Interim Leader Rich Coleman says “Today’s announcement by the NDP continues to drive the message home to investors that our province is not open for business or investment of any kind and is willing to forfeit an almost $20 billion increase to our GDP. This project, which was approved by the Trudeau government after lengthy review, would create thousands of jobs across British Columbia and the BC NDP has just told those workers they won’t have a job.”
Coleman also pointed to other projects under the NDP’s watch.
“It’s another example – like opposing LNG and looking for ways to cancel Site C – that illustrates the BC NDP has a no jobs plan agenda.”
Some Alberta politicians have also weighed in on the move.
We haven’t heard any reaction yet from the Alberta NDP. The two parties under the same banner, quarreled during the BC election with Rachel Notley and her New Democrats supporting the project, saying the BC NDP doesn’t have the power to stop construction.