Canada's Trudeau pledges money, new law to ensure contentious pipeline is built

Canada's Trudeau pledges money, new law to ensure contentious pipeline is built

With the Alberta oil stranded in that province due to the political obstructionist approach to prosperity being displayed by B.C. Premier John Horgan, and the continual nonsensical disturbances being seen nearly daily by the deniers of progress, the future not only of Canada but of B.C.is in jeopardy.

Trudeau said that during the meeting today with the two premiers, he said that the federal government will use its authority to resolve the impasse.

Mr Trudeau's Liberal government in 2016 approved the expansion project, aimed at helping landlocked Alberta ship its oil sands to the Pacific coast and then to overseas markets.

Many in the energy industry are concerned about whether quarrels over jurisdiction and increasingly vehement protests mean any new pipelines can be built in Canada, which sits on the world's third-largest proven reserves of crude and is the single largest exporter of energy to the United States.

The federal and Alberta governments both say they could take a stake in the pipeline to keep the project alive, with Alberta's premier saying her province could even buy it outright.

The leader of Alberta's official opposition shared his thoughts about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton Sunday. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will begin private talks with Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd., the project proponent, to determine what financial supports could be provided, Trudeau said. Horgan said the promised court reference question to verify what jurisdiction, if any, B.C. has over the pipeline and its contents, is coming "within days".

Trudeau said he is also willing to discuss with Horgan additional environmental protections that could give B.C. confidence over its shorelines and marine environments, but accused Horgan of refusing to tell him for almost a year what gaps Horgan feels exist in the existing or promised protections under the Oceans Protections Plan. But he said, "Canadians and people around the world know that we can not choose between what is good for the environment and good for the economy". The company set a firm deadline of May 31 to have that request fulfilled.

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Withholding funds is the best way to make a point, he said.

Notley said Alberta and Ottawa will work together to "eliminate" investor risk, saying progress is being made to ensure the pipeline will go forward.

"I'm quite confident that should these discussions end successfully, that the pipeline will be built - and that is good, because the pipeline is in the national interest".

"His damaging policies ... have only led to more uncertainty and instability in Canada's resource sector", Scheer said. During Sunday's meeting, Trudeau will lay out the various financial, regulatory and legal options, said the second government source.

The sit-down, the first face-to-face between the two leaders since November, comes at a critical time, with Canada, Mexico and the US all looking for a breakthrough in the ongoing effort to update the North American Free Trade Agreement - and Trump's wild-card trade strategies doing little to clear the air.

"Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people", Trudeau said in a statement Friday night.

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