PM must push ahead with Trans Mountain pipeline (With poll)

PM must push ahead with Trans Mountain pipeline (With poll)

Opposition to the Trans Mountain expansion also comes from Canada's First Nations, although Kinder Morgan claims that 43 indigenous communities support the project.

Interestingly, the government is also hoping the partnership will convince the French that Canada is indeed serious about fighting climate change - and that ratification of the new Canada-EU free trade deal will eventually follow.

"They can point to previous Supreme Court wins regarding First Nations title to land in B.C. And they are willing to erect barricades to stop construction of the pipeline through their territory". Kinder Morgan wants some certainty before the end of next month on the project.

Jean lamented the attack as she met with Trudeau at the Francophonie's headquarters in Paris, which the prime minister is visiting this week. Alberta's provincial government also will be included in the talks.

"Impact Benefit Agreements between band councils and third parties like Kinder-Morgan are the business of those communities and if it is the will of those people who make those decisions than they should have that liberty", said Gabriel. An expansion to the West Coast has been approved by the federal government, but fighting it in the courts.

"He has a minority government that's being propped up by a Green Party that is continually lobbying against him and using this as a tool to beat him up with". On Sunday, we saw a federal prime minister in policy lockstep with a premier of Alberta, asserting federal supremacy over a petroleum project. "And the process the Trudeau government has used following on from the Harper government has not been in our interest".

"We have a right to culture, a right to our way of life".

On April 8 the Houston pipeline company, promoting its Trans Mountain expansion (TMX), served the federal Liberal government with an ultimatum.

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Horgan blamed the lack of specifics on the dispute itself. "They won't happen in public, but as soon as we have something to announce, I promise we will let you know".

Horgan made clear that Trudeau made no threats and made it clear he had no intention of punishing B.C. residents. Dilbit spilled into Michigan's Kalamazoo River from an Enbridge pipeline in 2010 cost billions to clean up, with parts of the river closed for years afterwards. With Kinder Morgan talking about not going ahead, Trudeau had to "take the measures necessary".

Without that access to other markets, Trudeau said that that the billions being lost to fund things like health care "is not something we can accept as a permanent anchor on our national prospects".

Before Sunday's duelling news conferences were even complete, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was front and centre, accusing Trudeau of sitting on his hands for too long and frittering away investor confidence in Canada as a whole.

The company pointed to the continued actions from the Province of British Columbia as the reason it won't commit additional shareholder resources to the project.

"Ideally, we wouldn't be in this situation right now", Trudeau said.

Trudeau and Notley still insist BC has no such authority because the project is under federal jurisdiction alone, and its conditional approvals by the National Energy Board and the federal cabinet plus enhanced environmental programs cover BC's concerns.

Kenney repeated his calls for the prime minister to penalize withholding federal dollars for infrastructure and jobs training.

Advertisment Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that he has instructed his finance minister to enter negotiations with Kinder Morgan to "remove the uncertainty" hanging over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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