And at least one Liberal backbencher is echoing that sentiment.
On Tuesday, the federal government announced it was purchasing Trans Mountain from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion.
"Kinder Morgan is selling off their major Canadian energy assets in a move that reflects a complete lack of confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ability to create a confident climate for investment", Warkentin stated in a press release. After all, numerous faces devising federal pipeline, energy and environmental policy now were once employed at Queen's Park devising Ontario's disastrous - utterly disastrous - "green" energy policy.
The Conservatives were not alone in their thinking.
"We do not believe that this outcome will instill investor confidence in Canada", Canadian Energy Pipeline Association president and CEO Chris Bloomer said in a release, in which he added that he was pleased the project would be built. However the questions raise a possible vulnerability for the Liberals in Atlantic Canada, a region where the party won all 32 seats in the last election.
Trans Mountain's application also includes affidavits from two private investigators who infiltrated protests on May 25.
This wasn't a three strikes and you're out situation for the Liberals, but the demise of a third pipeline project on their watch would have left many wondering about the government's ability to handle the energy sector.
Kinder Morgan Canada says the expansion project originated in response to requests from oil shippers to help them reach new markets by expanding the capacity of North America's only pipeline with access to the West Coast.
And that's a chance we shouldn't let slip by.
After paying $4.5-billion for the Trans Mountain pipeline system, the federal government has now made it clear that they do not plan on owning the pipeline for the long term. Instead, he said Trudeau did nothing to fast-track any constitutional references and never introduced legislation to "entrench and enshrine federal jurisdiction". If this project was so lucrative and certain, the Texas-based company wouldn't have sold.
And in a lovely piece of irony, pipeline protestors now own a piece of the project they loathe.
However Toronto energy lawyer Ian Blue said ownership doesn't change the fact that the Constitution clearly gives authority for pipelines to Ottawa and the Supreme Court has upheld the law to prevent provinces from doing anything that would "neutralize its essential function".
"There are no bad pipelines from our perspective", Quintal said.
Notley said interest from a variety of groups is to be expected in the pipeline and she doesn't doubt, in the spirit of reconciliation, the federal government will consider business proposals from Indigenous groups.
I want Alberta's economy re-built, but I am not convinced the money is enough to push the pipeline. "I'm saying I understand that people use non-violent civil disobedience".