Prime Minister promises to make Trans Mountain Pipeline happen

Prime Minister, premiers meet over controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

Prime Minister, premiers meet over controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

OTTAWA-A high-profile meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers of Alberta and B.C. over the future of the contested Trans Mountain pipeline is underway on Parliament Hill. "It will be built".

"We can not change everything in our economies overnight", Trudeau said.

Trudeau said private, financial discussions will be held with Kinder Morgan in the coming days to remove uncertainty over the project.

Trudeau, speaking after an emergency summit with the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia, said "we are actively pursuing legislative options that will assert and reinforce the government of Canada's jurisdiction in this matter".

Trudeau and his cabinet ministers have declared that the pipeline is in the national interest and been adamant that it will be built.

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.

"Despite all of the commonality between the three of us, we continue to disagree on the question of moving diluted bitumen from Alberta to the port of Vancouver", Horgan said.

Horgan says his government still intends to proceed with its own court reference to determine what powers it has under the constitution to regulate the project.

The prime minister, after flying back to Canada from Peru to seek to end the impasse, wasn't able to dissuade British Columbia Premier John Horgan from his fight against the C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion) expansion of the Trans Mountain line linking Alberta's oil sands to the neighboring province's Pacific Coast.

Why is Justin Trudeau investing so much in a single pipeline that his officials met on Friday in Toronto with Kinder Morgan executives, who issued the threat to abandon the project while the prime minister was travelling to a vigil in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, for the hockey players and others killed in that tragic bus accident, and who can still walk away from it on May 31 if they aren't satisfied?

Pence is in Peru instead of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was supposed to attend but made a decision to stay home and said earlier this week that he was prepared to "renegotiate forever" to get a good NAFTA deal. Earlier this year, we launched the first phase of Canada Service Corps, the country's first national youth service initiative.

"We have seen as a pattern in the world today is actors who behave in a reprehensible manner, then can be quite clever in trying to muddy the waters and in trying to dodge responsibility", she added.

"But, at a day-to-day level, it still seems like a 50-50 shot", that the Kinder Morgan expansion will go ahead, Moscrop said.

"The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is a vital strategic interest to Canada. As soon as we have something to announce I promise you we will let you know". "They do have quarterly reports to do, but it did speed things up".

"It is completely unfathomable to me that a company that is not within Canada has dictated an ultimatum and a timeline for Canada to knowingly and willingly to run over the rights of First Nations people".

"We learned about a couple of things that aren't going to happen and one thing that is going to happen, and it's all what I expected".

"That would have been extraordinary".

"When it comes to this use of chemical weapons, it is clear to Canada that chemical weapons were used and that they were used by the Assad regime", Freeland said.

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