PCA Defends Worker Safety on TransMountain Project

PCA President Paul de Jong has spoken out forcefully on behalf of worker safety on TransMountain and other resource projects across Canada — and he’s being heard across Canada

After Federal Minister Jim Carr’s re-announcement of the TransMountain pipeline approval in Edmonton yesterday, de Jong thanked the Minister for his government’s support for the pipeline, then asked what the government will do – in light of recent inflammatory statements by elected officials like Green MP Elizabeth May and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson – to protect workers on the pipeline in the face of potentially unruly protesters.

The Minister replied that while there is a right to protest, there is also the rule of law – and the rule of law will be enforced if protesters go outside the bounds of peaceable and legal.

The interchange between Min Carr and Paul has been repeated in many media outlets – namely:

Edmonton Journal
Calgary Herald
Calgary Sun
City News
CBC Edmonton
1310 Radio
AM 680 CJOB Radio
Newstalk 770 Calgary
Times Colonist
Then, this morning, Paul was interviewed by both CBC Calgary and CBC Edmonton.  You can find those interviews here and here respectively.

PCA continues to defend your interests and support responsible economic development across the country.

For more information about our activities, please visit our “Let’s Build It” website, or contact Darrel Reid, VP Policy and Advocacy at dreid@pcac.ca.