Canada Alberta launches petition in pipeline fight

03:30  14 february  2018
03:30  14 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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  UCP leader demands recall of legislature over pipeline battle with B.C. Opposition leader Jason Kenney wants the legislative assembly to reconvene as early as Monday for an emergency debate on the ongoing pipeline battle with British Columbia. In a letter sent Friday to Premier Rachel Notley, Kenney gave props to the premier for a boycott on B.C. wines, but urged her to consider an all-party debate calling for urgent federal action. Kenney thinks Alberta needs to pursue “far more serious consequences” for B.C.

EDMONTON — Alberta is ratcheting up the public relations fight over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline by launching a website and online petition . Premier Rachel Notley is asking Albertans to sign the petition , which will be sent to her B.C. counterpart, John Horgan.

Dear John: Alberta launches petition to B.C.'s Premier Horgan in pipeline fight . The provincial government has launched a website for Albertans to drill home across Canada the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

EDMONTON - Alberta is ratcheting up the public relations fight over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline by launching a website and online petition.

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Premier Rachel Notley is asking Albertans to sign the petition, which will be sent to her B.C. counterpart, John Horgan.

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Notley puts task force to work in B.C. oil fight

  Notley puts task force to work in B.C. oil fight EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley put her 19-member task force to work Wednesday, tasked with continuing to take the fight to B.C. over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. "We're going to keep the pressure on," Notley told reporters prior to convening the group's first meeting, in the cabinet room at the legislature. "These folks on our task force have deep connections across the country — industry, investors, academics, the legal community (and) all levels of government."I'm going to be looking to this task force ...

EDMONTON — Alberta is ratcheting up the public relations fight over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline by launching a website and online petition . Premier Rachel Notley is asking Albertans to sign the petition , which will be sent to her B.C. counterpart, John Horgan.

The provincial government has launched a website for Albertans to drill home across Canada the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It’s the latest in a series of steps Alberta is taking in the face of a pipeline battle with British Columbia.

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Notley and Horgan have locked horns over a proposal by British Columbia to refuse an expansion of oil imports until it is sure safety plans are in place to handle any spills or other environmental catastrophes.

The move would effectively kill the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. pipeline, a project that would triple the amount of oil now being shipped from Edmonton to terminals in Burnaby.

Ottawa has already approved the expansion, and Notley says the project is desperately needed so that Alberta can get better prices for its oil.

Notley says Horgan is stepping on Ottawa's jurisdiction and Alberta has halted electricity purchase talks and imposed a ban on B.C. wine in retaliation.

"This fight, it isn’t something any one government can do alone," Notley said in a news release Tuesday.

"We need all of us working together to make sure the B.C. government fully understands why this pipeline matters, why good jobs matter and why the rules of our country matter."

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Chantal Hébert: Trudeau lacks means for a quick end to the Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud .
Chantal Hébert: Trudeau lacks means for a quick end to the Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.In the escalating feud between Alberta and B.C. over the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is — for now — a referee without a whistle.Much as he might want to call an end to the hostilities between the NDP governments of the two provinces, he lacks the means to enforce a quick timeout between them.

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