Trudeau strongly reiterates support for Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

PCA voices strong opposition to B.C. Trans Mountain decision

PCA voices strong opposition to B.C. Trans Mountain decision

In response, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declared February 1 that her government would put a hold on electricity trade talks with British Columbia. She specifically mentioned interprovincial trade in electricity.

John Horgan said Friday that his government's announcement earlier this week is cautionary and created to make sure B.C. doesn't suffer in the event of a catastrophic spill.

Notley says the move made by John Horgan's government is "unconstitutional".

Iveson said Trudeau told him that the federal government will do everything it needs to do to ensure pipeline approvals are not undermined.

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And, he added, agreeing to the pipeline was necessary to get Alberta onside with the pan-Canadian climate action plan. "I'm surprised with the reaction we're getting from Alberta".

Speaking on Edmonton talk radio station CHED on Thursday, Trudeau said the pipeline, which would take Alberta crude to the West Coast for shipment to Asian markets, is in the national interest and will go ahead.

Heyman said B.C. and Alberta simply disagree on the issue, but they should deal with their differences respectfully.

"But in order to do that, part of moving forward is approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline", Trudeau said.

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Speaking in Ottawa, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr wouldn't say what Canada might do if British Columbia implements its regulation. "And it was a decision based on facts and evidence".

Litwin is encouraging project supporters to stand up and be counted.

Opposition party leaders in Saskatchewan and Alberta also weighed in on the fight.

Horgan said there is nothing for Alberta to take to court at this point. He suggested that a final resort could be cutting off oil and gas supplies to BC, which would raise the price of gasoline for consumers in that province.

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Clearly, B.C. should not be forced to risk our coast's ecological health and the economic foundations of our employment-intensive coastal industries, such as fishing, shellfish production, real estate and tourism in its many forms, for a sunset industry in Alberta that is losing jobs to automation anyway.

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