Lakeland MP and Conservative Shadow minister of Natural Resources Shannon Stubbs is firing back. On Friday, the Liberal government announced they will go ahead with the court ruling to review certain impacts the pipeline would have. Stubbs says the government needs a set-in-stone plan and Canadians need it now.

“While we welcome the preliminary announcement of one small first step, the Liberals have utterly failed to deliver a comprehensive concrete plan to ensure the Trans Mountain Expansion can proceed. Thousands of workers have lost their jobs because of Justin Trudeau’s failure. They deserve federal leadership and a clear plan”

Stubbs then went on to take aim at the handling of taxpayer funds for the currently stalled project.

“Getting the Trans Mountain Expansion built should be Justin Trudeau’s top priority. But instead, he spent $4.5 billion of taxpayers’ money and now can’t even tell workers when construction will start or when this important project will be completed. Canadian families cannot wait until next year for a plan. For the workers affected, every day counts.”

Federal Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi says the new review could take up to five months. The Feds have yet to say when construction on the pipeline could begin.