August 15, 2018

B.C. files lawsuit against Alberta government over Bill 12

29 May 2018, 04:18 | Ross Houston

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will not attend the Western Premiers’ Conference in Yellowknife this week

The NDP government in B.C. came to power a year ago - supported by the Green Party - after an election campaign in which it committed to working against the pipeline expansion owing to environmental concerns.

The spill comes less than a week before the company's self-imposed deadline to make a final decision on the Trans Mountain expansion.

Notley disagreed that B.C. has not caused delays, citing its court action as an example.

"It would be surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacare and cannabis when one of the players is hard at work trying to choke the economic lifeblood of the province and the country", the Alberta premier wrote.

Notley said it might be worth going to the meeting to chastise Horgan if a decision on Trans Mountain were still a long way off, but the deadline is too soon now.

Last week, the federal government said it would indemnify the project against costs incurred if the B.C. government delays or obstructs the project.

"We continue to engage in financial discussions on the way we are going to do that", Trudeau said. "We'll let the courts sort it out".

Consequently, the B.C. statement of claim against Bill 12 is grounded as much in the rhetoric of Alberta politicians as the text of the Alberta legislation. Courts won't rule until they see regulations, Notley said.

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"They are still reserving the right to play legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home", Notley said.

Alberta has passed legislation allowing it to limit fuel exports to B.C., but British Columbia countered by announcing plans for a lawsuit that would declare Alberta's legislation unconstitutional.

The power-sharing agreement between the New Democrats and the B.C. Greens included a vow to: "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline".

"We need shovels in the ground", the advisory notes, which is why they'll be making the case for Team Trudeau to "step up and fulfill their constitutional roles and make this pipeline project a reality".

A ship receives its' load of crude from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project's Westeridge loading dock in Burnaby, British Columbia.

"We really want solidarity with the business community across industries and across the Rockies", he said in an earlier phone interview.

From the NDP election platform: "The Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.'s interest ..."

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