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Canada Rachel Notley: Jagmeet Singh 'Absolutely, Fundamentally, Incontrovertibly' Wrong About Trans Mountain Project

03:11  17 may  2018
03:11  17 may  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

Gore's anti-pipeline tweet irks Alberta premier

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"I think Jagmeet Singh is absolutely , fundamentally , incontrovertibly incorrect in every element of that tweet," Notley said with a smile. Singh referenced reports he said suggested the Liberal government had already made a decision on the project before consulting with First Nations.

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a close up of Rachel Notley: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are shown in a composite. © Provided by AOL Inc. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are shown in a composite.

Alberta's New Democratic Party premier pulled no punches Wednesday when asked to respond to the federal NDP leader's contention that the Trans Mountain pipeline project shouldn't go ahead.

At a press conference in Edmonton, a reporter read a tweet from Jagmeet Singh in which he said it is "clear" the Alberta-British Columbia pipeline shouldn't be built after it was approved through a "rigged" process.

"I think Jagmeet Singh is absolutely, fundamentally, incontrovertibly incorrect in every element of that tweet," Notley said with a smile.

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Asked how difficult Singh might be making her life these days, Notley shrugged.

"Actually it's not really a big part of my day-to-day considerations on the work that we need to do to get this pipeline built and to get construction resumed on schedule in June," she said.

The Alberta premier added she didn't think Singh's stance necessarily reflects the "vast majority of opinions in the NDP across the country.''

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Jagmeet Singh planted the federal NDP flag firmly on British Columbia’s side of the Trans Mountain dispute Wednesday after months of trying to In fact Singh said he hasn’t even had a conversation with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in months – not since Notley called him and his position on the

Last November, Notley pointedly called Singh's view of the project "irrelevant" because the Trudeau government had already made its decision.

On Wednesday, Notley was responding to an announcement from Finance Minister Bill Morneau that Ottawa will financially back other investors if Kinder Morgan decide walks away from the project this month over delays from the the British Columbia NDP government of John Horgan.

The Alberta legislature is also set to pass a bill that will allow the province to cut the flow of oil to B.C. in retaliation.

My analysis is at a national level.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

The public scrap between two different provincial NDP governments has perhaps made things uncomfortable for Singh, but the federal leader has frequently said both Horgan and Notley are doing what they think is best for their provinces.

That was the same message Singh delivered at his own news conference in Toronto following Morneau's announcement.

Pipeline won't cause tension with Notley: Horgan

  Pipeline won't cause tension with Notley: Horgan LANGFORD, B.C. - The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn't expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Horgan acknowledges he and Alberta's Rachel Notley have differences on the pipeline, but he said Friday they are in agreement on a number of other matters and have been friends for 20 years. The Horgan acknowledges he and Alberta's Rachel Notley have differences on the pipeline, but he said Friday they are in agreement on a number of other matters and have been friends for 20 years.

Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are shrugging off a tweet by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’s oilsands dirty. Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said.

Alberta premier Rachel Notley had a sharp retort upon hearing what Singh had to say. “I think he’s absolutely wrong ,” she told reporters in Calgary. Singh was complimentary toward Notley when asked about the difference of opinion regarding Trans Mountain . “Premier Notley has the most

"I respect what Premier Notley is doing. She's representing the interests of Alberta and Alberta alone," Singh said about being at odds with a provincial counterpart. "My analysis is at a national level."

The federal NDP leader said he is looking at environmental concerns and issues flagged by B.C. First Nations communities.

"Nationally, we've got a government that's trying to put taxpayer dollars, pubic dollars at risk, for private profits in a circumstance where there is no business case," Singh said.

Singh referenced reports he said suggested the Liberal government had already made a decision on the project before consulting with First Nations.

Last month, the National Observer reported that government insiders were directed by a top public servant in 2016 to give the Liberal cabinet a "legally-sound" basis to approve Trans Mountain.

Liberals, however, deny anything about the project has been "rigged." They've maintained that the $7.4-billion plan to double an existing pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C. is in the national interest.

With files from The Canadian Press

This article originally appeared on AMP: HuffPost Canada at https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/05/16/rachel-notley-jagmeet-singh-trans-mountain-kinder-morgan_a_23436437/

Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain .
Premier Rachel Notley wasn’t mincing words Wednesday after federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh chastised the federal Liberal government for subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, and in particular, offering a financial backstop to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Singh said at a rally in Ottawa that he simply can't support the project and wants it scrapped as it places too much liability on Canadian taxpayers. "There are talks of absorbing the risk of Kinder Morgan, which could put Canada, Canadians and the environment, to hold all the risk," he said.

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