Trudeau talks energy at SAIT

On the heels of the federal government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 project, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau capped off his western Canada tour in Calgary as he visited select labs and classrooms in the MacPhail School of Energy at SAIT on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.  Trudeau spoke to the media after his tour, and reinforced his government’s commitment to what he called “clean, green jobs of the future.” The PM learned about the latest pipeline technology, getting a glimpse of the the petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs. SAIT photojournalism student, Chelsey Harms, was on hand to cover the event.

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media during a press conference at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s MacPhail School of Energy in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trudeau’s visit centred mostly around the environment, pipelines, and Alberta’s upcoming carbon tax as the Prime Minister toured a few labs and classrooms within SAIT’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media during a press conference at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s MacPhail School of Energy in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trudeau’s visit centred mostly around the environment, pipelines, and Alberta’s upcoming carbon tax as the Prime Minister toured a few labs and classrooms within SAIT’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology instrumentation instructor Mark Tarrant discuss how field devices are regulated from a central control room during the Prime Minister’s visit to SAIT’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs in Calgary Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trudeau toured a few labs and classrooms within the MacPhail School of Energy, capping off a series of visits in western Canada. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front left, gets a tour of the Endress and Hauser Flow Lab during the Prime Minister’s visit to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Tour leads Jesse Rodriguez, centre, and Craig Mackenzie, right, demonstrated the flow measuring devices used in process engineering. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs his name to a piece of machinery in the Endress and Hauser Flow Laboratory during the Prime Minister’s visit to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs in Calgary Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trudeau toured the lab, which showcased the measuring devices used in process engineering. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology students Kristen Starkewski, right, and Dongye Zhuoper, bottom left, perform a computer demonstration for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Prime Minister’s visit to SAIT’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs in Calgary Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trudeau toured the Spartan Technology Distribution Controlled Systems lab, which showcased how field devices are regulated from a central control room. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)

Energy Education: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front left, gets a tour of the Endress and Hauser Flow Lab during the Prime Minister’s visit to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s petroleum and instrumentation engineering technology programs in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Tour leads Jesse Rodriguez, centre, and Craig Mackenzie, right, demonstrated the flow measuring devices used in process engineering. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)