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Senate takes decisive action to protect jobs and the economy

News Release

Ottawa, April 25, 2018 – The Senate demonstrated confidence in the National Energy’s Boards rigorous review and approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project with the adoption at 2nd reading Bill S-245, the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act. The purpose of this Bill, is to ensure that the Government of Canada has an unfettered legal ability to ensure the pipeline is built, that the rule of law is respected, and that Canada affirms to the world that projects can be developed in our country.

Quick Facts

  • Pipeline operations added $11.5 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product in 2015, sustaining 34,000 full-time jobs.
  • Twinning the Trans Mountain Pipeline will inject $7.4 billion into Canada’s economy through Project spending and help our country export these resources by moving oil to the West Coast for marine transport to markets around the world.
  • Combined government revenue impact for construction and the first 20 years of expanded operations is $46.7 billion

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"Completing the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion will give Canada an opportunity to show the world we can get large infrastructure projects done and the passage of my bill is a big step towards that goal".
— Senator Doug Black
"The completion of this project is good for Canada, good for Canadians and good for the economy."
— Senator Doug Black