A large crowd packed the plaza at the McDougall Centre in downtown Calgary on April 17, showing their support for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). The rally was triggered by the recent announcement that the company building TMEP, Kinder Morgan, has suspended non-essential spending on the project due to the risk and uncertainties created by the B.C. government's legal and other challenges against the federally approved pipeline. Kinder Morgan says it will consult with stakeholders but has given a deadline of May 31st for a resolution to the uncertainties.
The rally drew about 1,500 supporters, according to estimates by the Calgary Police Service.