Moe to express 'serious disagreement' over pipeline at premier's meeting

Moe to express 'serious disagreement' over pipeline at premier's meeting

Alberta's allies in the Kinder Morgan dispute refused to sign a pro-pipeline declaration Wednesday at a meeting of western premiers, with provincial leaders sidestepping the heated feud between British Columbia and its neighbour.

This week, Alberta premier Rachel Notley had bowed out of a Western premier's meeting, saying she planned to concentrate on the pipeline project ahead of the May 31 deadline. There is already ample enough evidence present from the NDP's own election platform for the federal government to file a legal claim against B.C., seeking damages for violating Ottawa's legal right to approve projects in the national interest.

Advocating the project in a Vancouver Sun editorial, Notley wrote, "We can get a fair return for our oil produced under an emissions cap or we can see those resources evaporate".

Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs, who represents Lakeland in northeast Alberta, will introduce the bill to the House of Commons within the next two days, Cousineau said.

With this lawsuit, British Columbia seeks "a declaration that the Act is inconsistent, in whole or in part, with the Constitution of Canada and is of no force and effect". "Second, it provides certainty that Kinder Morgan is requesting in order to allow them to continue their work in constructing the Trans Mountain Pipeline", Black said during the senate's third reading of the bill, calling it "extraordinarily straightforward".

"My message on every item on the agenda was that you can't talk about ways to spend money without talking about how we are going to grow the economy", Ms. Hoffman said.

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But Cannon also said he respected the results of the referendum and would "vote to implement the will of our people, as expressed today".

Earlier in the week, Horgan said he didn't expect any drama at the meetings over Trans Mountain.

With that deadline looming, B.C. business leaders flew to Edmonton last Thursday to show their backing for the project, which would almost triple the flow of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oilsands and increase tanker traffic sevenfold.

She and other Alberta ministers made similar statements when Bill 12 was introduced, debated and passed, leaving no doubt that "its objective was to authorize the government of Alberta to reduce supplies of crude oil, natural gas and refined fuels to cause economic harm to British Columbians in order to punish and put pressure on B.C".

Mr. Horgan told reporters on Wednesday the two cases are different.

When the B.C. New Democrats challenged the Alberta government move to restrict crude oil exports to this province, they had to fill a gap in the enabling legislation for the threat. One is diluted bitumen. "A significant disruption in the supply of gasoline, diesel, and crude oil from Alberta would cause B.C. irreparable harm".

Here's the energy minister at the end of second reading debate: "Alberta needs more tools in our tool box to motivate stop using unconstitutional tactics to delay the pipeline construction".

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