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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Kinder Morgan terminal near Edmonton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a stop at the Kinder Morgan terminal outside of Edmonton on Tuesday, one week after his Liberal government announced it was buying the Trans Mountain pipeline from the company.

Trudeau is expected to visit the Kinder Morgan Edmonton Terminal South, located in Sherwood Park, on Tuesday afternoon.

Before he arrives in Alberta, the prime minister will be in Rosedale, B.C., where he plans to meet with members of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain expansion and existing pipeline.

“The purpose of the meeting is to have a dialogue with the prime minister about the work of the committee and what we see as important steps going forward,” read a media release from the advisory committee.

The Alberta visit comes a week after the federal government announced it is spending $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.

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In return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its original plan to twin the pipeline this summer while the sale is finalized, which likely won’t happen until August, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a news conference in Ottawa last Tuesday.

Once the sale is complete, he said, Canada will continue the construction on its own, with a view to eventually selling the whole thing down the road, once market conditions would allow it to get the best price.

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While he’s here, the prime minister will join Global National anchor Dawna Friesen for an exclusive, one-on-one interview. Watch for that this week on Global National and of course at globalnews.ca.

Watch below: Ongoing Global News coverage of the federal government’s plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline

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With files from The Canadian Press.