There are opposing views in Saskatoon’s business community to the Federal Government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
The Chamber of Commerce supports the move. President Darla Lindjberg says over 90-percent of members polled support completion of the project.
She says the ripple effect of jobs lost without the pipeline would hit Saskatoon and they lobbied Ottawa to save the project.
The North Saskatoon Business Association calls the 4.5 billion dollar deal a risky use of taxpayers dollars.
The NSBA feels the obstacles are political and Ottawa’s involvement won’t prevent the continuation of delays and obstruction tactics by British Columbia who remains strongly opposed.
The NSBA fears nationalization risks further damage to Canada’s reputation as a good place to invest or launch large projects.