Andrew Wilkinson

Vancouver: BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson is calling on the BC NDP to finally get behind the Trans Mountain pipeline project after they suffered another court loss today when the Supreme Court of Canada instantly rejected their legal argument.

Wilkinson is also demanding that NDP Attorney General David Eby come clean about all taxpayer dollars spent obstructing the project.

“John Horgan and the NDP have continued their losing streak with the courts today after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected David Eby’s bogus legal argument,” said MLA Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberal Leader. “John Horgan knew the federal government held clear jurisdiction over the pipeline but he spent millions of dollars just in political posturing. When will the NDP stop the political games and let British Columbians get to work on a project supported by a majority of people in our province?”

Government documents reveals that as of March 31st, 2019, the NDP had spent nearly $1 million in taxpayer dollars on external legal fees alone.

“David Eby must come clean with British Columbians about how many taxpayer dollars he has wasted on this anti-pipeline crusade to date,” concluded Wilkinson. “British Columbians deserve to know how much has been spent and how many hospital beds or units of affordable housing those tax dollars could have funded instead.”

This has been a total waste of B.C. taxpayer money by the NDP. British Columbians deserve better.