The announcement that the Federal and Alberta Governments were buying the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan created waves of mixed emotions all over Canada.

That was just under four months ago, and not much has been heard since.

"The government told everybody this was going to be the gigantic savior," expressed Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman. "And by government, I mean both the federal and the provincial government. Whether they knew fully or didn't know fully what was going to not happen, it didn't take very long before it became clear to us opposition that the whole thing was somewhat of a sham really."

With such silence on the subject, it leaves many wondering if construction is going to be built under the current legislation.

"In the present legislative frame work, I don't think so," continued Strankman. "They can make all this fan fare that this is going to take place but the legislative reality of it really hasn't change. Only the ownership. And if they think that dragging it out for an extra months at a time at the tax payers expense, sooner or later, people are starting to understand the full failure of what has happened here."

The Canadian Government announced they had purchased the pipeline for 4.5 billion dollars on May 29, 2018.

In return, Kinder Morgan is to go ahead with the plan of twinning the pipeline.

"Just because you have a different owner, didn't really change any of the uncertainty as to why investors wouldn't stay in the country and invest money." concluded Strankman.

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