'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

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They are led by British Columbia, which is trying to stop the pipeline development in the courts on environmental grounds. Alberta threatened to halt crude and fuel shipments to British Columbia, where consumers already pay high gasoline prices, and briefly halted imports of the coastal province's wines.

"The B.C. government has a lot to answer for in putting Canada in this situation".

"We are left questioning why any company would pursue large capital investment in Canada", said a note to clients by GMP Securities analysts.

Another woman was pro-pipeline, and didn't mind that her tax dollars contributed to it if it meant the project would be completed. "This is no way to operate in a globally competitive world and expect to maintain our quality of life".

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"Canada stands to sacrifice its global reputation, irreplaceable iconic species like the Southern resident Killer Whales, and its commitments to meet its Paris Climate targets and to reconcile with Indigenous people - all while putting enormous risk on Canadian taxpayers".

Long after getting federal approval to nearly triple the capacity of its six-decade old conduit in 2016, Kinder became the latest pipeline operator to come against fierce local opposition in Canada. "The job ahead of us now is to rebuild Confidence in Canada". In order to expand deliveries from the tar sands area, there was an attempt to build the Keystone XL pipeline, but the Obama administration killed that by denying a permit for the pipeline to cross the border. "We're going to stand with our bodies as our weapons to defend the last of our sacred lands from any type of further encroachment or invasion", Manuel says.

"This is the moment in history where Justin Trudeau has revealed that he never cared about Indigenous rights or reconciliation", said Will George, a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver. "The federal government has made a choice that was motivated by the decisions of a private company that gave a deadline not to me, not to BC, but to stakeholders".

Ottawa has said it does not intend to own the project in the long-term.

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The pipeline purchase is expected to close in August. The line is a valuable asset. "This is an INVESTMENT that will generate returns, not a subsidy". The federal government does not have a "target date" for its potential resale, Morneau added.

Lastly, the ad took a dig at the lack of preparedness in case of an oil spill: "Buyers must be prepared to hold $500M in cash for oil spill liability, which we think is such a low likelihood that we haven't even done any modelling".

If Morneau and Trudeau were really serious about jobs and acting in the national interest, then they would have invested in partial upgrading of bitumen. CEPA is concerned about the implications of the government's financial intervention for future transmission pipeline projects. It's actually better for Kinder Morgan than it is for Canada.

The Trans Mountain expansion has faced fierce opposition from environmental groups and some British Columbia First Nations and municipalities. The final sale - either to the Canadian government another owner - would need to be approved by the company's Canadian shareholders.

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