Spruce Grove-Stony Plain candidates talk economy and pipelines
29 Mar 2019
SPRUCE GROVE EXAMINER Two of the biggest financial concerns for local candidates heading into the election are the ramifications of coal mines shutting down, and questions surrounding the oil and gas sector.
NDP incumbent Erin Babcock said earlier this year the party has short, mid, and long term plans to boost the energy sector, including continuing to fight for the completion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
“I absolutely believe since the federal government bought Trans Mountain it will at some point go through. Right now, capping production with the differential has worked. Rail cars are the mid term … upgrades do not get built in a day and a pipeline is ultimately the long-term goal [for Alberta],” said Babcock in a January interview.