Shock, disappointment and anger all describe the mood of many Alberta oil patch workers along with Foothills MP John Barlow Friday, August 31.

They're all upset over Thursday's Federal Court of Appeal ruling effectively shutting down the Trans Mountain Pipeline project.

Barlow says saying something's in the "national interest" and doing something are two different things.

"Months ago we were asking (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau to start imposing federal jurisdiction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and he wouldn't do it. And when you won't do that, you just continue to provide ammunition to the opponents on the provincial and municipal level. The Province of B.C. and the Municipalities of Burnaby and Vancouver don't have jurisdiction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline. It is a national project."

Barlow says it's a blow for Alberta and Canada, but also the 35 first nations groups that gave the thumbs up to the project as equity partners.

He says they now instead get nothing.

 

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