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Sask. premier says B.C. election result 'concerning' for pipeline project
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to reporters at the legislature in Regina, Monday, May 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Graham
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:19PM CST
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the result of the British Columbia election is concerning if the province ends up being led by an NDP-led coalition.
Wall says that's because the B.C. New Democrats have been clear that they will do whatever they can to kill Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to the west coast.
Premier Christy Clark's Liberal party, which supports the pipeline, won 43 seats -- one short of a majority -- in Tuesday's general election.
The NDP won 41 seats and the Greens hold the balance of power with three seats -- both parties ran on platforms that included opposition to the pipeline.
Wall says Evraz, a steel-making factory in Regina, has been selected to build the pipe for Trans Mountain.
He says the pipeline would help increase the value Saskatchewan received for its oil because it would get it to the coast where it would gain access to world markets and better prices.