Canada Jagmeet Singh Says Liberals Should Take Kinder Morgan Pipeline Issue To Supreme Court

02:05  12 april  2018
02:05  12 april  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

Kinder Morgan decision to halt pipeline work a ‘devastating’ blow to energy sector: Scheer

  Kinder Morgan decision to halt pipeline work a ‘devastating’ blow to energy sector: Scheer Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the decision by Kinder Morgan to halt all non-essential work and related spending on its Trans Mountain pipeline in the face of continued opposition to its construction is a "devastating" blow to the Canadian energy sector. Over the weekend, Kinder Morgan announced it needed to protect shareholders and would not be spending or doing anything more than the bare minimum to maintain the project in light of the controversial legal challenge and a vow by B.C. Premier John Horgan to do whatever it takes to stop the program.READ MORE: Kinder Morgan halts Trans Mountain pipeline expansion amid B.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says it's the quickest way to resolve jurisdictional questions over the pipeline expansion. Earlier this year the Liberals rejected the option of going to the Supreme Court , fearing both the time such a step would take and the suggestion of doubt about jurisdiction when

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called it a "bad deal that will solve nothing." Pushing ahead with the pipeline betrays the government's promise to ease reliance on fossil fuels Kinder Morgan issued a statement that says the deal represents the best way forward for shareholders and Canadians.

a person with hat: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to reporters about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 11, 2018.© Provided by AOL Inc. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to reporters about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 11, 2018.

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats are calling on the Trudeau Liberals to work with the British Columbia government on a joint reference to the Supreme Court of Canada.

It's aimed at a fast-track resolution of issues arising from B.C.'s objections to the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says it's the quickest way to resolve jurisdictional questions over the pipeline expansion.

Singh says he opposes the pipeline project because it was approved under what he calls flawed environmental assessment rules brought in by the previous Conservative government.

Kinder Morgan opens lower after pipeline ultimatum

  Kinder Morgan opens lower after pipeline ultimatum Kinder Morgan opens lower after pipeline ultimatumCALGARY - Shares in Kinder Morgan Canada opened down 15 per cent Monday but trading in the oilsands companies it serves were mixed a day after it announced it was suspending all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has dismissed NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh 's proposal to bring the standoff over the Kinder Morgan pipeline to an end, saying the idea of sending the matter to the Supreme Court is "not a course of action that makes sense."

Share this story. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh wants Trans Mountain dispute referred to Supreme Court . On Wednesday, Singh said Ottawa should work with the B.C. government, which opposes the pipeline expansion, to submit a reference question to the Supreme Court .

But he says, one way or another, the project needs to move forward.

And he says the slower option would be to let the B.C. government launch legal battles in lower courts, which would likely end up in a lengthy appeals process.

Earlier this year the Liberals rejected the option of going to the Supreme Court, fearing both the time such a step would take and the suggestion of doubt about jurisdiction when Ottawa firmly believes there is none.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government won't negotiate an end to the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis in public.

But he said today the Liberal government is looking at several "financial options'' to ensure the Alberta-B-C pipeline expansion gets built.

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How 'Free the Beer' ruling could impact the B.C.-Alberta pipeline war .
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling supports a province's right to impose trade barriers, but not if the intent is to punish other provinces. In a unanimous decision, Canada's highest court rejected the "Free the Beer" case as it's become known, upholding the right of a province to impose provincial trade barriers in certain situations.

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