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17:36  13 february  2018
17:36  13 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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 ...

Alberta’s premier is demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau step in to ensure the .4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion goes ahead, calling on him to lambaste British Columbia for stalling the project.

“We’re prepared to do what it takes to get this pipeline built — whatever it takes ,” she told a news conference “Sabre-rattling doesn’t get you very far.” Speaking in Ottawa, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr wouldn’t say what Canada might do if British Columbia implements its regulation.

OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the government will not entertain any attempts by British Columbia to stall or stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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UCP leader demands recall of legislature over pipeline battle with B.C.

  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.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Thursday to do whatever it takes to get the Kinder Morgan pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia built . 'No province can impinge on the national interest,' Jim Carr says as Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud simmers.

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"If that is the goal of any province, we will take the necessary action to ensure that federally approved resource projects proceed." Carr said Monday.

When asked if that includes taking B.C. to court, he said Canada has "all kinds of options" to exert its constitutional authority over interprovincial pipelines.

Federal officials, ministers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been negotiating with Alberta and B.C. for almost two weeks now, ever since B.C. launched a consultation asking its residents whether the province should ban any increase in oil flows through pipelines within the province pending further research on the impact of an oil spill.

Horgan defends pipeline stance despite rebuke from Trudeau

  Horgan defends pipeline stance despite rebuke from Trudeau Horgan defends pipeline stance despite rebuke from TrudeauPremier John Horgan is defending the B.C. government’s position on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite heated attacks from the provincial Opposition and a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

OTTAWA—Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is defending the government’s ability to get major resource The project includes converting an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude and building new against the pipeline , after campaigning on a pledge to do whatever it took to stop the project.

“We’re prepared to do what it takes to get this pipeline built — whatever it takes ,” she told a news conference “Sabre-rattling doesn’t get you very far.” Speaking in Ottawa, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr wouldn’t say what Canada might do if British Columbia implements its regulation.

Such a ban would kill the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which was given federal approval in November 2016 and would triple capacity of a line that already runs between Edmonton and Vancouver.

B.C. hasn't yet enacted such a ban, which limits the legal options for Ottawa to fight back.

"All British Columbia has tangibly done at this point is signal its intention to consult with the people of its province," said Carr.

Ottawa has constitutional jurisdiction over interprovincial infrastructure, such as highways, pipelines and electricity grids. Alberta wants the pipeline, but the B.C. NDP government elected last year campaigned on a promise to use "every tool in the toolbox" to fight it.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said Monday Ottawa has to persuade B.C. to take the threat to limit oil flows off the table.

"That is completely unconstitutional, it's a made-up authority, it's a made-up law, it's ridiculous," she said.

Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle

  Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is refusing to take sides in the British Columbia-Alberta pipeline feud.Environmental policy resolutions are set to take up a large amount of real estate at the party's convention in Ottawa this weekend.But Singh wouldn't take the side of either of the NDP premiers currently at odds over the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.Instead, he opted for diplomacy."Premier Notley is doing exactly what she promised to do,"  Singh told CBC Radio's The House.

"We're prepared to do what it takes to get this pipeline built — whatever it takes ," she told a news conference "Sabre-rattling doesn't get you very far." Speaking in Ottawa, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr wouldn't say what Canada might do if British Columbia implements its regulation.

Carr is responding to a Conservative motion calling on the government to use every tool at its disposal to get the pipeline built and report to Parliament on its plans by Feb. 15. Carr says the Conservatives are trying to manufacture a crisis and that B.C. is very aware Canada can and will do what it takes to

"That threat must be removed. We appreciate that the federal government gets the ridiculousness of it as much as we do, but sitting back and letting B.C. threaten it and not doing anything to tell them to pull back the threat and stop walking around being ridiculous, that's the key objective we're seeking."

In retaliation for B.C.'s threat to kill the pipeline, Notley cancelled talks to buy B.C. electricity and banned imports of B.C. wine into Alberta. She says the moves have helped get Ottawa's attention, there are more options Alberta can take and she believes Ottawa is working to find a solution.

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"They know we're serious," Notley said.

Shannon Stubbs, federal Conservative natural resources critic, is not as convinced as Notley that Ottawa is doing everything it can to get the pipeline built. She introduced an opposition motion in the House of Commons on Monday calling on the federal government to make public no later than Feb. 15, its specific plan to get the pipeline built.

Stubbs said the Liberals keep saying the same thing over and over, that they approved the pipeline and that it will get built, but they are not putting any specifics on the table about how that will happen. She said it's incumbent on them to decide what those moves are, but said they should include defining "unnecessary delays" and what will be done to get B.C. to remove the threat to ban increased oil flows.

Carr called the Conservative motion an attempt to manufacture a crisis and stoke regional tensions.

Construction began on the Westridge Marine Terminal where the pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C. in September 2017, but construction on the pipeline itself is still awaiting final permits and route approvals. Kinder Morgan recently said it expects the operational date for the pipeline is now a year later than expected, in December 2020. Officials have also said they are committed to the $7.4 billion project despite the latest stumbling blocks.

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