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Order of Canada recipients pen letter opposing Trans Mountain pipeline

In an open letter, 42 B.C.-based Order of Canada recipients are asking that the pipeline be cancelled and investments directed toward clean energy and a diversified economy.

'More was required of Canada': Ruling shows where Ottawa fell short with First Nations on Trans Mountain

As First Nation appellants celebrated their win at the Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday, they also pointed out the specific failures of the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as confirmed in the ruling.

'We are winning': Several B.C. First Nations celebrate Trans Mountain victory

Several B.C. First Nations are celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal's ruling this morning that quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, while other FIrst Nations still hold hope it will proceed.

5 arrested as Burnaby pipeline protest camp dismantled

Burnaby RCMP have started the process of evicting protesters from Camp Cloud, the protest camp set up in opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

First of 202 Trans Mountain pipeline protesters await sentencing

Nine pipeline protesters found guilty of criminal contempt by a judge in B.C. Supreme Court Monday morning are facing fines of up to $3,000 or 150 hours of community service.

Trans Mountain deal fails to change Suncor position on Canadian competitiveness

The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says it will continue to avoid spending on large growth projects in Canada despite the federal government's move last week to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the existing pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.
Opinion

Why Trudeau and his Liberals are now the targets that Kinder Morgan once was

"There never should have been the need for the buyout. It is a crazy outcome to a crazy situation."
Opinion

Notley, Singh, Horgan and the pipeline that sparked an NDP civil war

In short, being premier of Alberta trumps party ideology and partisan relationships, says political scientist Duane Bratt.

Rally held in Nova Scotia against Trans Mountain pipeline deal

A demonstration by about 80 people opposing the Trans-Mountain pipeline project unfolded outside a Halifax MP's office today. It was one of 100 similar rallies taking place across Canada.

Calgarians for and against Trans Mountain pipeline purchase clash outside MP's office

Dozens of people opposed to the federal government's plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline protested outside Calgary MP Kent Hehr's downtown office on Monday — at times clashing with the project's supporters who at times outnumbered them.

2 Kinder Morgan Canada executives each get $1.5M bonus as part of Trans Mountain deal

A pair of executives at Kinder Morgan Canada have each been awarded $1.5-million retention bonuses in connection with the sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Canadian government.

B.C. premier's 'very dangerous game' forced Ottawa to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, Calgary mayor says

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was on a Toronto radio show Friday morning to defend the federal government's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.

No more 10-minute warnings for activists flouting pipeline injunction, says judge

Lawyers say protesters have been using the 10-minute period to avoid arrest while blocking the gates. Police will now be required to give a five-step warning before any arrest.

If feds finish Trans Mountain, experts say buyers will come — but that's a hefty 'if'

Kinder Morgan has agreed to help the government try to find an alternative buyer over the next two months.
Analysis

2 inconvenient facts make Energy East pipeline revival unlikely

Ottawa's bailout of the Trans Mountain pipeline has prompted a new outbreak of pipeline fever in New Brunswick, but the chances of the Energy East pipeline project rising zombie-like from the grave are remote at best.

Kinder Morgan Canada share target cut as growth hopes fall post pipeline deal

Analysts at CIBC have cut their target share price for Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and say its future is cloudy in the wake of its deal to sell its biggest current and growth asset — the Trans Mountain pipeline system — to the federal government.

Saint John mayor calls on feds to revive Energy East after $4.5B Trans Mountain deal

Saint John Mayor Don Darling is calling on the federal government to revive the Energy East pipeline in light of its decision Tuesday to spend $4.5 billion to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and save the contentious expansion to the B.C. coast.
Opinion

Buying up Trans Mountain isn't ideal, but it's the right call, right now

Temporary federal ownership IS a credible way to overcome the unique political and regulatory risks created by B.C.

Buying and expanding Trans-Mountain pipeline not a violation of Indigenous rights, says minister

Ottawa's decision to buy the Trans-Mountain pipeline and push its expansion project forward does not violate its commitment to upholding Indigenous rights or its endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, says the Crown-Indigenous relations minister.

Liberals to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B to ensure expansion is built

The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure for $4.5 billion, and could spend billions more to build the controversial expansion.

Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Court throws out Trans Mountain pipeline challenge from City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation

B.C.'s Supreme Court has dismissed legal challenges to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion project from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

B.C. premier has 'full and frank' conversations with western premiers but no consensus on pipeline

B.C. Premier John Horgan says "full and frank" conversations were had with his western counterparts at meetings in Yellowknife on a number of interprovincial issues, despite the continuing dispute with Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

No suitors step up for stake in pipeline as Kinder Morgan deadline looms

Just over a week remains until the May 31 deadline for abandoning Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and no suitors have publicly emerged to step into the builder's shoes.

Long weekend gas prices: Headed higher most places, but Alberta, Quebec can expect a break

Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

'Rhetoric and hyperbole': Horgan fires back at finance minister over feds' Trans Mountain backing

The federal finance minister singled out John Horgan as he outlined measures Ottawa is taking to remove "politically motivated" investment risks related to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Kinder Morgan CEO 'appreciates' Ottawa's offer to backstop pipeline delay costs

The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says he "appreciates" an announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the government will compensate investors in the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if "unnecessary delays" cause costs to rise.

Vancouver trade board to fly Trans Mountain pipeline supporters to Alberta

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is flying about 100 business, community and Indigenous leaders to Alberta this week in an effort to show that some British Columbians support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion moving ahead.

Trans Mountain is 'the kind of place to draw the line,' says environmentalist Bill McKibben

'The climate crisis has reached the point where we just don't have room for huge new flows of carbon into the atmosphere,' says the author of End of Nature, the first book on global warming for a general audience — but he has causes for hope.
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Nenshi slams Horgan as 'one of the worst politicians' over pipeline opposition

Calgary's mayor is slamming the B.C. premier, the mayor of Vancouver and a former U.S. vice-president over opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion — and he’s not mincing words.

'Without water, nothing can survive': Coldwater band challenges Trans Mountain pipeline route

The Coldwater Indian Band says the planned route of the pipeline expansion poses an unacceptable risk to the sole source of drinking water for 90 per cent of people on the reserve.

Kennedy Stewart confirms he will run for mayor of Vancouver as independent

The NDP's Burnaby South MP will be stepping down to run as an independent to unite the city's left-wing parties.

Nestlé and Kinder Morgan come to agreement over Trans Mountain pipeline route

Nestlé Waters Canada, a subsidiary of the world’s largest food and beverage company, appeared before the National Energy Board on Wednesday in Merritt, B.C.

Burnaby files pipeline appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

The City of Burnaby has applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal an NEB decision exempting Kinder Morgan from certain municipal bylaws.

Paddling protesters arrested after attaching themselves to pipeline terminal's floating fence

At least two protesters in kayaks have been arrested after they blocked workers from entering the Westridge Terminal site from the water.

A year after election, residents more inclined to think B.C. is on 'wrong track': poll

Despite the concerns, the Angus Reid poll also found that Premier John Horgan remains the most popular party leader in the province.

Saskatchewan applying to intervene in B.C. pipeline court case

The province of Saskatchewan will be participating in a court battle over the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Jim Carr confident feds will convince Kinder Morgan to proceed on Trans Mountain

Natural Resources Minister says the government and the company have just a few more weeks to find a way for Ottawa to alleviate enough of those jitters that the company will resume spending on pipeline construction this summer.

B.C. Indigenous leaders to speak at Kinder Morgan AGM in Houston

Chief Judy Wilson and Rueben George say shareholders need to be made aware of the risks Aboriginal title presents to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Trudeau 'forced provinces to take matters into their own hands' on Trans Mountain: Scheer

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says a lack of leadership from federal government forced Alberta and B.C. into conflict over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Pipeline protesters climb on top of Kinder Morgan drill

The machine, also known as a "mole," is at a holding facility in Delta, B.C. It's meant to dig through part of Burnaby Mountain as the pipeline is built.

B.C. looks to enact new rules for companies bringing more oil through province

It's the latest move in B.C.'s resistance to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Kinder Morgan fumbled public relations on Trans Mountain, poll suggests

Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians feel the company behind the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could have done more to earn public support for the project, a national poll says.
Q&A

New Calgary Chamber of Commerce president hopes to break through negative noise

Sandip Lalli took over the top chamber job in March, and has since weighed in on several major business issues.

Bill to limit oil exports to B.C. no bluff, Alberta energy minister says

Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says a new bill giving her the power to limit oil exports isn’t a bluff, despite what the attorney general of British Columbia suggests.

B.C. government denies Trudeau's claim it has been silent on Trans Mountain environmental demands

The B.C. government is denying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's claim that it has been mum on how Ottawa should reinforce environmental protections.

B.C. threatens to sue Alberta as all sides in Trans Mountain dispute dig in

British Columbia's attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices in B.C. to skyrocket.

House of Commons holding emergency debate on Trans Mountain

The House of Commons has agreed to hold an emergency debate Monday night on the Trans Mountain pipeline predicament.

Alberta unveils bill that could wreak havoc on B.C. gas prices in trade war

Bill 12, titled Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, gives the Alberta government the ability to retaliate against the B.C. government for any delays to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, by driving up gas prices or slapping restrictions on shipments of other energy products.

Special prosecutors to handle federal MPs' cases after anti-pipeline protest arrests

Crown prosecutors have agreed to take on proceedings against nearly two dozen anti-pipeline protesters in B.C. — including those of federal MPs Elizabeth May and Kennedy Stewart — and will determine whether or not the politicians will be charged criminally.

Anti-pipeline leaders restate resistance to Trans Mountain pipeline project

First Nations leaders and city officials in Burnaby, B.C., say opposition to Kinder Morgan will only grow in the wake of Justin Trudeau's promise to ensure the pipeline will be built.

Notley gains more federal backing as Trans Mountain deadlock wears on

In a crucial meeting about the Trans Mountain expansion in Ottawa today, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley received renewed commitment from the federal government and continued pushback from B.C. Premier John Horgan — a sign the deadlock over the project is far from being resolved.

Manitoba premier calls on 'so-called leaders' in B.C. to get out of way of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called out the government of British Columbia over its opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline after the company building it announced it is suspending construction.

Business leaders urge Ottawa to end Trans Mountain impasse

Some of Canada's most influential business leaders are urging the federal government to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built, warning that the impasse is casting a shadow over Canada's reputation as safe place to invest.

B.C. business leaders announce campaign in support of Trans Mountain pipeline

Representatives of eight B.C. business associations say they're concerned that Canada's reputation as a safe place to invest is at risk.
Opinion

Trans Mountain and the slow western break from Confederation

"For industry, the failure of Trans Mountain would be a clear indication that Canada is the equivalent of a prevaricating, Third World nation." Jen Gerson on credibility conflicts and threats to Confederation.
Opinion

Insuring a pipeline: Kinder Morgan faces risks that only government can address

Trevor Tombe is a University of Calgary economist and a member of the Alberta Market Access Task force, which provides advice to government for promoting market access for the province’s oil and gas.

Pipeline protesters including MPs Elizabeth May, Kennedy Stewart should face criminal charge: judge

The politicians were arrested after joining a protest against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project in Burnaby, B.C., last month.
Analysis

5 things to know about the Trans Mountain pipeline battle

Kinder Morgan has set the stage for two months of high drama. Here are five things you need to know about the company's decision to suspend "non-essential activities" and related spending for the Trans Mountain pipeline project, citing ongoing opposition from the B.C. government.

Taking Trans Mountain fight to Supreme Court a 'showpiece,' says Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called a move by the City of Burnaby to take its fight against construction of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the Supreme Court a “showpiece” that has no hope of success.

'A threat to the autonomy of our province': Burnaby mayor to take pipeline fight to Canada's top court

Mayor Derek Corrigan also says the city shouldn't have to pay to police a protest against the project, since the city never wanted it in the first place.

Trans Mountain decision by appeal court is a 'victory' for Alberta and pipelines, Notley says

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is hailing a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision as a victory for pipelines and for Albertans, after the court dismissed B.C.'s attempt to challenge an NEB ruling that lets Kinder Morgan Canada bypass bylaws in Burnaby, B.C., while expanding its pipeline.
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Pipeline opponents make special delivery to MP's office

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Group protests proposed pipeline at MP's office

More than 40 members of Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet (CUSP) gathered at a Northwestern Ontario MP's office on Friday to call for the cancellation of a proposed pipeline expansion on Canada's west coast.

Protesters target Kinder Morgan's Calgary office on day of action against Trans Mountain pipeline

A small group of protesters blocked the entrance to the Kinder Morgan headquarters on Friday, while rallies for and against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline took place at MP Kent Hehr's office.

Pipeline pressure: Experts divided on whether Trans Mountain expansion would lower gas prices

Experts generally agree that expanding the pipeline would have some downward effect on regional gas prices — but it would be far from an overnight fix.

Washington state 'allied' with B.C. on Trans Mountain pipeline concerns

The project poses a threat to waters off the West Coast, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday at a meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and officials from Oregon and California.
Q&A

Green leader Elizabeth May on Notley, Kinder Morgan and pipeline 'propaganda'

The federal Green Party leader sat down with The Early Edition's Stephen Quinn to discuss pipeline politics and why Canada needs to work harder to reduce its carbon footprint.
Q&A

The power and patterns of pipeline protests

UBC sociology professor David Tindall explores what fuels mass gatherings and social movements in light of Saturday's rally against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion.

Indigenous groups lead protest against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline plan

Indigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, hours before a much smaller pro-pipeline rally was held downtown.

Canadians split 50/50 over pipeline debate: poll

There's no shortage of opinions on whether the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project should go ahead and the role provincial governments should play. Now there's statistical evidence that proves just how split opinions are.

Latest pipeline ruling by National Energy Board deepens public distrust, Green MLA says

Sonia Furstenau cites 'doublespeak' in the federal government's decision to OK pipeline in exchange for Alberta climate plan support.

Premier Notley praised by Alberta's energy industry for tough stance in pipeline dispute

Premier Rachel Notley's hard line against B.C. for its pushback on the Trans Mountain pipeline is earning her praise from members of Alberta’s energy industry.

'It could get ugly' if Alberta premier ups ante in trade spat, B.C. pundit says

The growing tensions between B.C. and Alberta over potential restrictions on bitumen shipments to the coast could escalate into another B.C. 'war in the woods' type of conflict, two former government chiefs of staff say.

'No province can impinge on the national interest,' Jim Carr says as Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud simmers

British Columbia will not be allowed to stand in the way of the completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a project that Ottawa believes is in the national interest, the federal natural resources minister said Thursday in Calgary.
Analysis

Oil price rally has industry speculating on OPEC's exit strategy on production limit

With the price of oil above $60 US a barrel, many in the industry are now wondering when OPEC will end its production cut and what the consequences will be.

Alberta premier takes to Twitter to urge Ottawa to intervene in dispute with B.C.

On the second day of Alberta’s boycott against B.C. wines, Premier Rachel Notley released a video and tweeted excerpts of supportive messages from B.C. residents.

Trudeau plan 'playing Russian roulette with our coastline,' NDP MP says

Victoria Member of Parliament Murray Rankin challenges the prime minister's vow to serve the national interest by pushing a planned bitumen pipeline to the West Coast despite British Columbia's safety concerns.
Q & A

Civil disobedience an option in Trans Mountain pipeline dispute, says Burnaby South MP

The relationship between the Alberta and B.C. governments has been strained in recent weeks as the two sides battle over a proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline to the coast.
Opinion

The Alberta vs. B.C. pipeline fight. Now it's war.

The more obstacles and delays B.C. can throw at Kinder Morgan, the more money Alberta loses, writes Jen Gerson. And that's not money that's going into Rolexes and Caviar; it's cash that would go to hospitals and schools, to federal taxes and to economic revival.

Experts question Alberta power threats to B.C. as pipeline politics intensify

Electricity experts are questioning the effectiveness of Alberta's promise to suspend power purchase talks with British Columbia as a way to sway the West Coast province on pipeline development.

No carbon cuts or ocean protection without pipeline, Trudeau says

'The only way we can get any of those things is if we do all three of those things together,' Justin Trudeau said ahead of a town hall meeting in Nanaimo.

Nenshi calls B.C.'s proposed restriction on bitumen shipments a 'dangerous stunt'

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi weighs in on the pipeline dispute between Alberta and B.C.

B.C. not backing down on fight against pipeline expansion despite Alberta's threats

B.C. is not backing down in its latest attempt to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline — despite threats of court action from Alberta,

B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction

The B.C. government is proposing to restrict new transportation of diluted bitumen — a diluted type of crude oil from Alberta — as part of a second phase of regulations to improve the province's preparedness and response to potential oil spills.

New dispute resolution rules for Trans Mountain pipeline permits company to skirt local rules, says critic

The National Energy Board says it has established a process to resolve future permitting issues between the builders of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and provincial and municipal authorities.

Kinder Morgan says Trans Mountain project could be a year behind schedule

The estimate is three months further behind from the company's last estimate in December, and now potentially puts the $7.4-billion project in service by December 2020, depending on regulatory, permit and legal approvals.

Desjardins Group lifts moratorium on pipeline lending

A moratorium on loans for energy pipeline projects has been lifted, Desjardins Group said Wednesday, as it vowed to consider environmental, social and governance practices of clients in all future lending decisions.

Kinder Morgan and Burnaby clash in NEB hearing over Trans Mountain project

Kinder Morgan Canada and Burnaby, B.C., clashed in a National Energy Board's hearing room Monday over the fate of local permitting for the controversial Trans Mountain expansion project.

Saskatchewan Premier refuses to apologize for pipeline comments

The City of Burnaby is demanding Saskatchewan's Attorney General Don Morgan retract comments made in a press release accusing the B.C. city of impeding Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Squamish Nation challenging B.C.'s approval of Kinder Morgan project in court

The Squamish Nation says it wasn't given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion project. It's taking that argument to court in hopes of stopping the expansion.

'Overreaching extensively:' Notley wants Trans Mountain delays dealt with

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants the National Energy Board to move quickly to remove roadblocks on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Saskatchewan applies for intervener status over Trans Mountain pipeline delays

Saskatchewan's Attorney General and Justice Minister says a municipal jurisdiction can't stand in the way of a federally-approved pipeline expansion.

City of Vancouver challenges Trans Mountain pipeline in B.C. Supreme Court

The City of Vancouver was in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the environmental assessment certificate issued to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by the previous provincial government.

Kinder Morgan asks for relief on pipeline condition to avoid project delay

Kinder Morgan Canada has asked the National Energy Board to waive an approval condition of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because it might delay completion of the project.

Activists in B.C. gear up for 'the next Standing Rock' with tiny house protest

Kanahus Manuel is leading a growing group of activists and volunteers in a unique project to block the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline on Indigenous territory.

B.C. government files papers in legal challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The NDP government officially filed its application for intervener status in federal court challenges against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday.

What Desjardins' investment freeze could mean for Kinder Morgan's pipe dreams

A Senior research fellow with the University of Calgary talks to the Calgary Eyeopener about Desjardins' decision to temporarily suspended lending for pipeline projects

Canadian lender Desjardins may stop pipeline loans

Desjardins, the largest association of credit unions in North America, on Friday temporarily suspended lending for such projects and may make the decision permanent, spokesman Jacques Bouchard told Reuters by telephone.

B.C. grand chief responds to Alberta premier on Trans Mountain, warning it 'will never see the light of day'

The head of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is challenging Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying comments she made in defence of the project earlier this week were "very reckless."