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Canada's Trudeau defends pipeline project

17 Avril 2018

So goes the script.

But the biggest issue here isn't money.

"I think some people are taking a very early approach to saying 'I'm protesting, I'm going to get out there and be arrested, ' but I'm reserving".

At the same time, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are preparing to take the federal government to court over its plan to impose a carbon tax on the provinces whose climate change plans do not meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set by Ottawa. "We need to be investing in our shared future, not subsidizing the wealth of Texas oil companies".

In the wake of this, Kinder Morgan threatened to pack in the project altogether, with the Canadian government and Justin Trudeau having stepped in to ensure its continuation.

Things have to change - and fast.

2006 - 2008: The Anchor Loop project adds 160 kilometres of new pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park between Hinton, Alta., and Hargreaves, B.C. The extension includes 13 new pump stations and modifications to existing stations, increasing capacity from 260,000 bpd to 300,000 bpd. Alberta is willing to go the same route.

The premier, like Trudeau, did not appear concerned about the case for jurisdiction.

January 12, 2016: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says in a written submission to the NEB that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the best interests of both Alberta and Canada.

"Ideally, we wouldn't be in this situation right now".

Their project has now become a crucial test for Trudeau and his Liberal government, who swept into office in 2015 on promises of striking a balance between economic growth, environmental concerns and repairing the country's fraught relationship with indigenous peoples.

Trudeau adds his government was led to a point where they had to find another path.

Trudeau revealed that discussions with Kinder Morgan around assistance are already underway in Calgary, Toronto and New York City.

Trudeau's day also included hosting a lunch with representatives from the 15-country Caribbean Community, where he announced $25 million in new funding to help the region deal with natural disasters such as hurricanes.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered financial aid to Kinder Morgan to make sure the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline gets built despite strong opposition from British Columbia.

Horgan made clear that Trudeau made no threats and made it clear he had no intention of punishing B.C. residents.

"Two weeks ago signing a $4.3 billion infrastructure agreement with the Horgan NDP and now negotiating the $1.3 billion jobs training transfer to the same government in..."

He says Trudeau did not threaten or intimidate.

"This stuff about Alberta blocking oil shipments going to British Columbia is just utter garbage".

The objective is not for Mr. Trudeau to say one thing, or Ms. Notley to say [an] other ...

Sunday marked Ottawa's starkest opposition yet to B.C. Premier John Horgan, whose government has vehemently opposed the pipeline at every turn, drawing ire from Alberta and the federal government.

Trudeau said he is also willing to discuss with Horgan additional environmental protections that could give B.C. confidence over its shorelines and marine environments, but accused Horgan of refusing to tell him for almost a year what gaps Horgan feels exist in the existing or promised protections under the Oceans Protections Plan.

Were it not for "the actions and rhetoric" of the B.C. government, Canada would not be in this position, he said.

"They can call in the Canadian army, ok, I'll stand in front", said Amy George, a First Nation elder.

May told reporters in a press conference Monday that the government "didn't look at the evidence on Kinder Morgan".

The meeting between the Canadian and Mexican leaders came one day after US officials indicated they were willing to soften their demands on autos, which Trump followed by warning that he was willing to renegotiate "forever".

Canada's Trudeau defends pipeline project