MP Zimmer Comments on President Trump’s Revival of Keystone XL and Withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Official Critic for the Asia Pacific Gateway is pleased that TransCanada will once again have the opportunity to apply for Keystone XL.

“The recent revival of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines by US President Donald Trump is great news for Canada’s natural resources sector,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I am encouraged that TransCanada has been invited to re-apply to build the Keystone XL pipeline and that they have indicated their intention to do so. l look forward to the thousands of jobs that this project will create.”

The pipeline would run from Alberta to Nebraska and would connect to existing lines that run to US refineries on the Gulf Coast.

Mr. Zimmer also commented on the US withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). “Although the TPP appears to be at risk I stand behind my previous comments. Canada has had trade partnerships with these countries before TPP and will continue to have trade partnerships after TPP. Regardless of how the US chooses to proceed, our positive trade relations with these Asian countries will continue.”


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