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Senator Doug Black’s Trans Mountain Bill wins Senate Approval

News Release

Ottawa, May 23, 2018 – Alberta elected Senator Doug Black was successful in having his Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act pass third reading in the Senate without amendment. Following a vigorous debate, the bill received overwhelming support from Senators. The results of the vote continue to demonstrate the Senate’s confidence in the need for pipelines to ensure Canada’s energy products reach world markets. The Bill now moves to the House of Commons for consideration.

This bill declares the Trans Mountain Pipeline and its related works to be to the general advantage of Canada.

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • Pipeline operations added $11.5 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product in 2015, sustaining 34,000 full-time jobs.
  • Combined government revenue impact for construction of the Trans Mountain expansion and the first 20 years of expanded operations is an estimated $46.7 billion

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“With strong support from Senators representing all regions, Bill S-245 is now heading to the House of Commons. Over 78% of Senators agree that the Government should declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline for the general advantage of Canada.”

— Senator Doug Black
“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 this bill is a big step towards ensuring that goal”.

— Senator Doug Black
“The completion of this project will be good for Canada, good for Canadians and good for our economy”

— Senator Doug Black