Trump made clear early on in his presidential bid that he was supportive of Keystone XL. He vowed to give the pipeline a green light if elected, though he wanted a ‘better deal’ for the US. For Alberta, this almost certainly still represents more financial gain (specific to this project) than we’d muster under the anti-Keystone XL positions taken by both Hillary Clinton and outgoing President Barack Obama.
In Alberta, one of our greatest economic challenges is getting our oil to market. Not every pipeline is created equal, but any pipeline means a flow of oil outward and a subsequent flow of dollars into Albertans’ pockets.