Alberta tries ads to win hearts and minds of anti-pipeline groups

NDP spending 1.2 million Trans Mountain advocacy campaign ahead of May 31 deadline

Currently, the campaign's billboards can be seen at locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, the west Kootenays, and the airports in Abbotsford and Nanaimo.

"Right now we are winning hearts and minds in B.C., just look at the polling our efforts are working", Notley said in a news conference Thursday.

The campaign, that includes using billboards, social media and buying radio and TV spots is created to "provide the facts and make the case that Trans Mountain contributes to a stronger Canada".

Advertisements feature messages like "Trans Mountain Pipeline means more money for roads, schools and hospitals" and "Trans Mountain Pipeline puts Canada first, making us less reliant on American markets".

The government is unable to say how much the entire ad campaign will cost, a spokesperson said.

Trudeau's government approved expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.

"If British Columbia attains the right to throttle our resources, every other province will be given the same right", Notley said.

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The expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing multimillion-dollar discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.

The federal government is also seeking intervener status in the case.

Notley says she can't divulge details of talks with Kinder Morgan, but they are focused on the financial viability of the $7.4-billion project and on getting construction restarted this summer. It would have the potential to cause gasoline and other fuel-related prices to spike in B.C.

"I'm optimistic that we will be successful in that task", Notley said.

Kinder Morgan has set a May 31st deadline to indicate whether or not it will move ahead with the project, based on the assurance B.C. won't be able to thwart it through court challenges. Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd told the house she thought the two-year limit on the legislation was reasonable and the amendment wouldn't tie up the government's hands.

Notley said the bill will be used strategically, if necessary.

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