“I just don’t understand exactly what this lady is trying to do here outside her province and outside our country, actually.”
Delta mayor Lois Jackson is firing back at Rachel Notley, after the Alberta Premier made a controversial suggestion of re-locating Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to run through Delta.
Notley made those remarks at conference in New York Wednesday, suggesting Trans Mountain may need to make the move to win support for the project.
Jackson says she hasn’t had a conversation with Notley about such an idea.
“It would seem to me politicians should have enough brains these days to be able to understand that you’ve got to go and talk to people you’re impacting first and that’s usually local government.”
“Maybe she’s naive and wet behind the ears, I’m not sure.”
Jackson admits she was taken aback by Notley’s comments, especially since she’s never had a conversation with her.
“Here she goes at this invitation-only conference and talks about putting a pipeline through Delta without talking to anybody about it, well at least certainly not anyone in Delta.”
The Delta mayor didn’t reject Notley’s proposal altogether, but says she would need time to assess such an idea.
For it’s part, Trans Mountain said in a statement the current Westridge Terminal in Burnaby is still the best option, and the one it chose to pursue.