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Calgary Chamber tells Ottawa to stop ragging the puck on pipeline

February 25, 2019   Don Horne




The Government of Canada must not impose anymore unnecessary delays to the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, says the President of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

“We can’t afford to rag the puck any further on a project that has now twice been deemed in the public interest of Canadians,” said Sandip Lalli. “Delays in getting our responsibly-produced resources to market impacts all Canadian households relying on jobs and tax revenues the industry creates from coast to coast.”

While encouraged by today’s public interest determination, Lalli says it is of vital importance to Canada’s natural resources and the broader Canadian economy that the project is approved by Cabinet within the 90-day legislated timeline.

“We continue to see negative impacts to jobs and investment in Canada due to the uncertainty caused by major project delays,” says Lalli. “It’s time we stand up and show that Canada is open for business.”

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