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Notley was dissatisfied with the federal government's inaction in the Trans Mountain pipeline


Albert Prime Minister Rachel Nottley will visit Inter Pipeline Heart Oil Chemistry Complex, Saskatchewan Fort, Alta, January 10, 2019.

JASON FRANSON / Canadian Press

On Monday, Albert Albert Rachel Notley expressed his dissatisfaction at the lack of progress in completing the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Mrs Notley's comments came after the federal cabinet shuffle, who left Amarjeet Sohi, the Minister of Natural Resources, in her portfolio.

She said that it is probably a good thing, because the removal of Mr Sohi before the local energy council held by the court could lead to even more delays in consultation with the local population.

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"Albertan is still needed by the federal government to step up and support the industry while we are trying to get that ridicule that we don't have enough power to get the oil and gas on the market," said Notley.

“We have talked about this. We talked about rail. We have talked about other temporary programs that could be introduced and we are disappointed that we have not heard anything from the federal government. ”

Mrs Notley announced at the end of last year that her government would buy rail cars to transport another 120 000 barrels per day, which would increase the amount of oil transported by rail by one third in Canada.

Discussions on the purchase agreement continue, she said.

She was asked if the current liberal government should receive another mandate from the electorate in federal elections expected later this year.

"The facts are that the previous government, which took place from another political party, did not get it," she said.

"Quite honestly, the considerations that have led to the ridicule that Albertan is so frustrated with today … for decades."

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The federal government purchased Trans Mountain and last summer's expansion project for $ 4.5 billion to end the federal appeal court's approval of the Energy Council. The Court noted that local advice was insufficient and that the impact on the marine environment was not taken into account.

The final report of the Board must be submitted to the Federal Cabinet by 22 February.

Mrs Notley said that partisanism has nothing to do with support for the resource sector, which is the engine of the rest of Canada.

The current federal government has at least done one, she said.

“There were several decades of factors that led to the instability that threatened this project. We got the federal government to buy the pipeline. That's nothing. They are now interested in getting this darn case.

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