Tim Uppal Interview: Pipelines, Indigenous consultations, and Trudeau
Tim Uppal, a former Conservative Member of Parliament from 2008 – 2015, spoke with The Post Millennial on the state of Indigenous consultations on energy projects and the delay in building the Trans Mountain pipeline.
TPM: So the Trans Mountain Pipeline project was announced by Kinder Morgan on May 23, 2012. Once completed, it was to transport up to 890,000 barrels of petroleum products a day, and it would cost about $7.4 billion. Initially, there was a 15,000-page facilities application filed by the National Energy Board in late 2013. While you were in office, under the Harper government, did you feel at the time that there was a sufficient amount of consultation efforts up into 2015?