Premier-Designate of Saskatchewan Scott Moe announced he's backing the Notley government's war with BC, who announced yesterday a motion to restrict diluted bitumen shipments until further environmental studies are done.
On Thursday, Trudeau was put on the spot by a veteran disabled during his service in Afghanistan. "We will stand by our decision", Trudeau said in a radio interview today. "I said this is not a debate between B.C. and Alberta - this is a debate between B.C. and Canada".
"Here's the thing, as I've said before, the federal government has approved the project", Notley said. "I'm surprised with the reaction we're getting from Alberta". Notley added the discussions are not related to the Site C hydroelectric project in northern B.C., putting down speculation that the dispute could endanger talks on that issue. "Kinder Morgan arrives in a well-serviced, busy port that actually has a capacity to deal with incidents and challenges", he said. "We're going to do everything that we can to make the point to the B.C. government that you cannot take direct aim at Alberta jobs, at the Alberta economy, and quite frankly at the Canadian economy without there being consequences". I don't think that's unreasonable.
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"It does not have the right to rewrite our Constitution and assume powers for itself that it does not have".
Questions during the 90-minute town hall, held in a university gymnasium, also touched on the opioid crisis, the federal government's summer jobs program, free trade and fish farms.
"We're just going to reiterate that the decision we made was in the national interest and we're going to move forward with that decision, which means we're going to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built", he said.
"They do have another opportunity in California, so I don't know there's going to be a true limiting of market access if that's the intention".