The Daily Hive: Business Council of BC pledges support for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project

  • April 12, 2018

Saying the issue “is no longer about a pipeline project or whether one supports or opposes the legal movement of energy in Canada,” BC business representatives held a conference on Thursday to officially pledge their support of seeing the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project completed.

BC’s decision to “prolong a process that rendered a verdict two years ago and move the regulatory finish line by imposing new barriers that would undercut its potential, threatens the credibility of our country’s regulatory and project approvals systems and, by extension, the foundation of our federation,” said Greg D’Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council of BC (BCBC).

“Provoked by the BC government’s continued position, this is a referendum on whether British Columbia is open to investment and whether a legal enterprise can, with any confidence, invest, build and operate a business within the province and the country,” he added. “The political rhetoric must stop now.”