Canada Pipeline isn't about 'punishing' B.C., it's about what's in the national interest, Trudeau says

05:06  15 april  2018
05:06  15 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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READ MORE: Kinder Morgan decision to halt pipeline work a ‘devastating’ blow, says Scheer. If Justin Trudeau is going to punish Saskatchewan by withholding transfers b / c it doesn' t want to punish its citizens “This is a pipeline in the national interest , and it will get built,” he reiterated on Monday.

"This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built." Earlier this year, Carr and Trudeau both said they would not stand for undue delays, but so far have done nothing to back up their words, she added.

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters at the close of the Summit of the Americas in Lima on Saturday that his efforts to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline gets built is not about punishing British Columbians: 'We will continue to do things that are responsible to get this pipeline built.'© CBC Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters at the close of the Summit of the Americas in Lima on Saturday that his efforts to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline gets built is not about punishing British Columbians: 'We will continue to do things that are responsible to get this pipeline built.'

Efforts to see the Trans Mountain pipeline through to completion are not about punishing people from B.C., but about ensuring a project in the national interest gets built, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday at the close of the Summit of the Americas in Lima.

"This is not about punishing British Columbians, this is not about hurting Canadians, this is about bringing forward a project in the national interest," he said.

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History shows us that national interest seems to mean whatever the person using it wants it to mean. Today we hear that building Kinder Morgan' s Trans Mountain oil expansion pipeline is in the national interest . After all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says so.

“I impressed upon him the importance of working together and respecting the federal responsibility for protecting things that are in the national interest ,” Trudeau said during a news conference in Montreal. “This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built.”

At the summit's closing news conference in Peru, Trudeau said Sunday's meeting between himself and the premiers of B.C. and Alberta will be about bringing people together.

"Although there are folks on all sides of this debate who've looked to polarize and raise the temperature on this debate, the federal government has a responsibility to bring Canadians together and to do things that are in our national interest," he said.

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“This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built.” Earlier this year, Carr and Trudeau both said they would not stand for undue delays, but so far have done nothing to back up their words, she added.

“I impressed upon him the importance of working together and respecting the federal responsibility for protecting things that are in the national interest ,” Trudeau said during a news conference in Montreal. “This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built.”

"We will do it in such a way that doesn't seek to further polarize or raise the temperature in this debate. We are looking to continue to bring people together. We will continue to do things that are responsible to get this pipeline built."

Trudeau had initially planned to travel from Peru to Paris before moving on to London, where he is scheduled to have an audience with the Queen.

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“This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built.” Earlier this year, Carr and Trudeau both said they would not stand for undue delays, but so far have done nothing to back up their words, she added.

Even as Trudeau prepared to leave for Lima on Thursday, he wasn't scheduled to meet with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. Premier Jon Horgan, but that changed while his plane was still on the runway when notice of the meeting was released to the media.

"It became very clear that the level of polarization around this debate required significant measures," Trudeau said of the change to his itinerary.

"I wanted to be able to sit down with the premier of British Columbia, the premier of Alberta together and discuss issues of the national interest and demonstrate the federal government's' commitment to getting this project built."

Horgan suggests he's open to compromise

Both premiers arrived in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.

Notley did not speak with the media, but Horgan spoke with CBC News shortly after his arrival at Macdonald–Cartier International Airport in Ottawa.

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“This is a pipeline in the national interest and it will get built.” Earlier this year, Carr and Trudeau both said they would not stand for undue delays, but so far have done nothing to back up their words, she added.

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"My objectives are to continue to defend B.C.'s coast and the people that live in British Columbia who are concerned about the catastrophic consequences of a diluted bitumen spill," he said.

Horgan said his government is attempting the resolve the issue through the courts, rather than by engaging in open conflict with other governments, but suggested he might be willing to listen to compromises that did not include a court-determined settlement.

"Happy to look at that. Happy to look at that, sure," he said.

Trudeau gives his definition of 'national interest': Chris Hall .
Prime Minister Trudeau gave his definition of the national interest on Sunday, and it begins with a hotly-disputed pipeline expansion that he’s determined to see built.Kinder Morgan's proposed $7.4-billion project to triple the flow of Alberta bitumen through its Trans Mountain line is rapidly becoming a symbol of a new  generation of constitutional discord and western alienation in this country. It also threatens to become a serious obstacle to the prime minister's efforts to repair relations with at least some of this country's Indigenous people.

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