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BC Sues Alberta Over 'Turn-Off-Fuel-Tap' Legislation

BC Sues Alberta Over 'Turn-Off-Fuel-Tap' Legislation

Whereupon Notley fired up a threat to (as she put it in an April 8 posting on social media) "to impose seriously economic consequences on British Columbia if its government continues on its present course".

The spill comes days before a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Alberta's allies in the Kinder Morgan dispute refused to sign a pro-pipeline declaration Wednesday at a meeting of western premiers, with provincial leaders sidestepping the heated feud between British Columbia and its neighbour.

Moe, who came to national attention for walking out of climate change talks in Ottawa while he was environment minister in 2016, is still attending the meeting.

The current state of the TransMountain pipeline battle between B.C., Alberta and the federal government is a slapstick comedy. unless your livelihood is directly or indirectly dependent upon the oil sector and the movement of oil through pipelines to refineries and/or shipping ports.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says while other western premiers meeting in Yellowknife will be talking about how to spend money, she'll be working in Alberta figuring out how to earn it. There is already ample enough evidence present from the NDP's own election platform for the federal government to file a legal claim against B.C., seeking damages for violating Ottawa's legal right to approve projects in the national interest.

"I'm very concerned that we are missing an opportunity here in this nation to advance our economic benefit here, not just in Saskatchewan, but in Western Canada and the nation of Canada", Moe said.

"Not at all", he said, stressing that they are two separate issues.




Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan have supported the pipeline project against British Columbia's objections, but Mr. Pallister said the western provinces need to focus on obstacles to free trade - both global and interprovincial.

"Pharmacare does not grow on trees", Notley said.

Key dates in the history of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.

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When asked if the reference case would spell the end of the court action for his government, Horgan doubled down on the message upon which he was recently elected - that he'll do all he can to explore every court option available.

The B.C. government is challenging the constitutionality of an Alberta bill that, if passed, could allow that province to restrict the export of refined oil into this province.

Mr. Horgan told reporters on Wednesday the two cases are different. One is diluted bitumen.

But in the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, B.C. argues Alberta can not punish it for that stand by cutting off domestic fuel supplies. "The other is gasoline or jet fuel to be used by citizens to move around freely", he said.


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