Corbella: Notley’s ‘beating down’ of the oil patch should cost her the election

Earlier this year, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report that should have informed Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just how costly it is to delay large projects.

The Jan. 31 report states that a one-year delay in completing the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) — which the federal government purchased for $4.4 billion in August 2018, along with the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline — “would reduce the value of the TMEP by $693 million.”

You’d think, therefore, that the feds and the province would giddy up when it comes to reducing red tape for every large infrastructure project from proceeding. But that’s not the case.