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Notley says Alberta closer than ever to getting Trans Mountain built

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm MDT

Alberta NDP leader and incumbent premier Rachel Notley speaks to the press after the 2019 Alberta Leaders Debate in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, April 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she expects Ottawa to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline to the west coast by the end of May.

Speaking in Edmonton on Monday, Notley says the province is closer than ever to getting the pipeline.

She says Alberta needs to stick with a strategy to get shovels in the ground.

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Notley says a growing majority of Canadians, including British Columbia residents, now support the project because they understand it would support jobs and a strong economy.

She says that if her party were to be re-elected on April 16, she would continue to stand up for Alberta’s energy industry.

During a leaders debate last Thursday, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney suggested that Notley has foolishly tied Alberta’s fortunes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government by
introducing a carbon tax.

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