Notley suspends talks between Alberta and BC over electricity purchase

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Speaking on Edmonton talk radio station CHED on Thursday, Trudeau said the pipeline, which would take Alberta crude to the West Coast for shipment to Asian markets, is in the national interest and will go ahead.

We will support the Alberta gov't in any actions against this political decision.

Trudeau's town hall in Edmonton last night had only one question about pipelines and that was largely focused on why the prime minister has yet to approve more of them, rather than why he hasn't stopped further expansions.

He added that without Trans Mountain, B.C. would need to get tankers to the Port of Burnaby, which he says would be even more risky.

Constitutional Ottawa has jurisdiction over federal infrastructure projects like pipelines, but B.C. has a strong legal standing over environmental threats within its borders, Eric Adams, an associate professor in the faculty of law at the University of Alberta specializing in constitutional law, was reported to state. "This is a Canada - B.C. issue".

Iveson said Trudeau told him that the federal government will do everything it needs to do to ensure pipeline approvals are not undermined.

Horgan said his government has been clear about its belief that the Trans Mountain pipeline is not in the best interest of the province and continues to fight the project in Federal Court.

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The leader of Alberta's Opposition, Jason Kenney, made some suggestions on Wednesday about what he would do to penalize B.C., but Notley says his ideas would hurt Albertans. "This kind of uncertainty is bad for investment and bad for working people".

"We need to protect our wildlife and we need to protect our coast line", she said, going on to plead with the prime minister.

"I don't see what the problem is", Horgan said Thursday at a school opening north of Kelowna, B.C.

"That's what we are doing".

Trudeau said the $7.4-billion project was approved by the federal government in 2016 and added, "We can't continue to be trapped".

"I would encourage the B.C. government to actually read the NEB ruling that talks in great detail about what they claim to be concerned about, about the risk of bitumen spills". "If Trudeau and the Liberals continue their passive-aggressive approach to Alberta, Saskatchewan and the hundreds of thousands of jobs in the energy sector and allows B.C.to carry on this way, forcing more expensive and time-wasting litigation, then there is no goal to Confederation".

"They do have another opportunity in California, so I don't know there's going to be a true limiting of market access if that's the intention". "We have already consulted".

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