-So much for that big meeting between the Prime Minister and Premiers of Alberta and BC. Instead of the big crackdown on BC a lot of Albertans were hoping for when it comes to their constant stalling on the TransMountain pipeline—Justin Trudeau simply says he’s instructed his Finance Minister to start negotiations with Kinder Morgan to–quote–“remove the uncertainty” over getting that line built. And he says legislation is coming to prove the feds are in charge. No further details on that–but based on his comments after the meeting—-he did seem a bit irritated with BC:
“This is a project that we have determined is in the national interest–and we will move forward. I dont think its a surprise to anyone that I dont think we would be in this situation –if the BC government hadnt continued to emphasize its opposition to the project.”
-UCP leader Jason Kenney is more to the point. He says its time the feds FREEZE all unnecessary funding to BC–to basically force them to comply.
By the way—-Premier Notley and the provincial Energy Minister Marg McQuaig-Boyd—are going to be introducting legislation today–that they say will give Alberta power over its own resources.
Maybe THAT will get something done. (photo credit–CBC)