Trans Mountain pipeline will have 'Crown immunity': Notley

Trans Mountain pipeline will have 'Crown immunity': Notley

The Liberal government has chose to resolve the Kinder Morgan pipeline deadlock by buying the pipeline outright.

Once the sale is complete, Morneau said, Canada will continue the construction on its own, with a view to eventually selling the whole thing down the road, once market conditions would allow it to get the best price.

The deal was approved by cabinet on Tuesday morning and is now subject to approval by Kinder Morgan stockholders.

Wall joined BNN Bloomberg hours after the federal government committed $4.5B to purchase all of Trans Mountain from Kinder Morgan Canada.

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Joshua Knaak said he was shocked by the announcement.

The NDP government has opposed the pipeline expansion for environmental reasons and Horgan said he is still concerned about "catastrophic consequences" from a potential diluted bitumen spill. "I think that is what has happened here".

She suggested that could mean B.C.'s constitutional argument over that government's say in what moves through the province will have less relevance.

Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May called it a "huge subsidy to fossil fuels" on Twitter.

"What has changed? We have a different proponent on the pipeline.as far as the regulatory environment with respect to ensuring this pipeline is built, what has changed?" said Moe.

Despite his vocal support for the project, Moe said Saskatchewan will not pick up the tab for any construction costs because the project carries Alberta oil. "But we had private industry that was willing to do it".

An application for the pipeline was first made in 2013 by Texas-based Kinder Morgan to the National Energy Board.

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The company had ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion in April, vowing to cancel it unless it received assurances it can proceed without delays and without undue risk to shareholders by a deadline of this Thursday.

According to Hudema, the movement opposing the project " will not back down" following the government's purchase.

Horgan said the project has not been a personal issue between him and the Prime Minister and they've worked together on a range of issues, but they disagree on this matter. "That is wrong is so many ways". "I'm not sure it should be the last resort, that there weren't other options or aren't other options available to the federal government".

He questioned the decision to buy the project on Tuesday in a social media post. Ottawa will buy the pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan's core assets for $4.5-billion, including pumping stations and rights of way along the route between Edmonton and Vancouver, as well as the marine terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Twenty-nine kilometres of the pipeline runs through Kamloops.

In a tweet, Premier Rachel Notley called the announcement "a major step forward for all Canadians".

Notley added: "This is the most certainty this project has ever had".

"Tens of thousands of B.C.jobs depend on pristine coastal and inland waters", said Horgan.

The big environmental groups are already announcing that the new project is doomed.

The federal Liberal government has agreed to buy the troubled Trans Mountain expansion project from Kinder Morgan to ensure the controversial expansion of an Alberta-to-B.C. crude oil pipeline gets built.

British Columbia, the birthplace of Greenpeace, provides critical ocean access to get Canada's landlocked exports out of oil-rich Alberta to new buyers.

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