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B.C. Liberal MPs tout environmental measures in Trans Mountain talks with constituents, but opposition MPs say Grits to ‘absolutely’ lose support in 2019

By Laura Ryckewaert      

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who were both recently arrested for protesting the pipeline, say they expect B.C. Liberal MPs to take a hit in the 2019 federal election if the federal government forces the project through.

B.C. Liberal MPs Hedy Fry, top left, and Sukh Dhaliwal, and B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart. B.C. Liberal MPs Ken Hardie, above left, and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times file photographs and by Shruti Shekar

British Columbia Liberal MPs say they’re touting environmental investments and protections brought in by the Liberal government for the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with constituents, with some suggesting their voters are split roughly 50-50 over the issue.

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