TOPIC: KINDER MORGAN

Budget watchdog says Trans Mountain expansion is no longer profitable

Canada's budget watchdog says building the federally owned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is no longer a profitable investment after costs ballooned to more than $21 billion.
Podcast

How court decisions and protests can sway public opinion on energy projects: A West of Centre podcast

In this episode of West of Centre, a CBC political podcast with Kathleen Petty: Courts have helped clear some of the hurdles for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But opposition to the project has spiked in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, has been analyzing what's going on and how the court rulings and protests may affect public opinion. This was recorded on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Canadian Competition Bureau clears Pembina's Kinder Morgan buy

Energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp. said it has received approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau on Wednesday, to buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd

Calgary judge reserves decision on turn-off-the-taps injunction despite 'very serious danger' law will be used

Alberta is threatening to use its supply of petroleum products as a "weapon to change the politics of British Columbia," argued lawyers for B.C. in a Calgary courtroom Friday in seeking an injunction.

B.C. Court of Appeal to hear province's oil-transport reference case Monday

British Columbia's Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.

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.

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.

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.

Comedian Bruce McCulloch takes the news quiz

Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch, Ann Pornel and Kris Siddiqi take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

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.

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.

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.

Government should have 'removed all political obstacles' to Trans Mountain pipeline sooner: Conservative MP

A Conservative government would have exercised constitutional powers to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline stayed in the hands of the private sector, finance critic Pierre Poilievre told The Current.
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.

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