Last week, Ottawa announced it was going to invest $4.5 billion to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline, a deal which doesn’t include all the money needed to twin that pipeline.

After giving a speech at a Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the co-CEO of J.D Irving told reporters Tuesday that Energy East is an important project for New Brunswick and the nation as a whole.

“We said we would get the pipeline built and we are getting it built,” she said, flanked by her celebratory caucus at a Tuesday news conference overlooking the Alberta Legislature. “We said we would meet the deadline. We met the deadline.”

Indigenous people in BC continue to support the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline as the saga over the pipeline project unfolds.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says, “Ottawa is very serious and in determined discussions with Alberta and with Kinder Morgan”, adding that the three parties are communicating on a daily basis.

"It's important because up until this point the only people whose voices were really being heard were the anti-industry, anti-prosperity, environmentalist people," said the organizer of the Rally 4 Resources in Kamloops, James Robson.

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