Trans Mountain welcomes the certainty provided by Minister Sohi’s announcement regarding an extension to the date for a decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. We await the Governor in Council’s determination by June 18, 2019, following the consideration of both the NEB’s Reconsideration Report and the federal government’s Phase III consultations with Indigenous communities. 

Should the decision by the Governor in Council be positive, Trans Mountain will be prepared to re-start construction on the Expansion Project once the necessary approvals are in place.

 “Since the Federal Court of Appeal decision last August, we have been singularly focused on responding to the path set out in the Court’s ruling with a view toward getting back to construction. The announcement of a date for a decision brings us one step closer to that goal,” said Ian Anderson, President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation. “While we await that decision, we will continue doing what we can to be poised to re-start the Expansion Project and ultimately deliver on our commitments to Canadians.”

Read Minister Sohi's full statement here.