Who should have the final say on approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline — the feds or the provinces?
Kinder Morgan stand-off
More from this episode:
- 'Risk can be mitigated': Environmental scientist explains why he supports the Trans Mountain pipeline
- Former gas line engineer, arrested for protest, speaks out against Kinder Morgan pipeline
Few expected them to emerge the Three Amigos.
When Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Trudeau came out of their meeting today on the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project ...there was less rattling of sabres ...but no agreement either. All parties agreed the meeting was collegial... little else... and we'll get the latest on what happened in Ottawa... in a moment.
This emergency tête-à-tête. Texas-based Kinder Morgan issued an ultimatum this week: no more spending on the $7.4-billion project unless agreements can be reached to resolve all the uncertainties by May 31.
Yet, uncertainty abounds. Alberta's Premier says pipeline politics have brought the country to the edge of a constitutional crisis. B.C.'s Premier says he just wants to ensure his province is protected.
The Prime Minister vows the pipeline will be built, asserting it's a balance between the economy and environment and in the national interest. But how to satisfy two warring provinces?
How exactly does the federal government enforce a pipeline in the face of such opposition to more oil tankers on B.C.'s coast and concerns about climate change? With RCMP arresting 200 protesters and counting, social license remains in doubt.
Indigenous peoples are no bit players in this debate. Six First Nations are in court, arguing they weren't consulted properly and constitutional rights are at stake. Should Indigenous leaders have gotten an invite to that Ottawa meeting today?
Premier Notley says Alberta and the federal government are in talks with Kinder Morgan to offer the company financial support if that's what it takes to get the pipeline built. What do you think of risks of using public money for private infrastructure?
If Canada doesn't use pipelines to move oil, how should it be done safely and efficiently? Should — as Premier Horgan suggests — more refineries be built rather than pipelines? Or as environmentalists assert, is it time to move beyond fossil fuels and ramp up investment in renewable energy?
Our question today: Who should have the final say on approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline — the feds or the provinces?
Vassy Kapelos, host of Power and Politics on CBC News Network
Darrell Bricker, pollster who is CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. Author of five national bestsellers including The Big Shift: The Seismic Change In Canadian Politics , Business, And Culture And What It Means For Our Future
Merle Alexander, practices Indigenous Resource Law as partner at Miller Titerle Company based in Vancouver
Trevor Tombe, Associate professor of economics, University of Calgary
Kathryn Harrison, Professor of Political Science at UBC. Author of the book Passing the Buck: Federalism and Canadian Environmental Policy.
- B.C. Trans Mountain opposition remains steadfast as Kinder Morgan suspends 'non-essential' pipeline work
- Emergency cabinet meeting ends with government offering no solutions to Trans Mountain standoff
- Does Trudeau have a Trans Mountain plan that goes beyond talk?
- Risky business: Trans Mountain twist pits shareholders against taxpayers
- 'A tough lesson': Do First Nations hold trump card on Trans Mountain debate?
- B.C. stakeholders, experts respond to Kinder Morgan's deadline ultimatum for Trans Mountain pipeline
- Notley demands 'concrete action' from Ottawa to get Trans Mountain pipeline moving
- Quebec politicians decry federal response to Kinder Morgan pipeline extension
The Globe and Mail
- Morneau pledges to meet Kinder Morgan's deadline for Trans Mountain
- Alberta prepared to buy Trans Mountain, Notley says
- Opinion: Kinder Morgan controversy signals a bigger problem for Canada's economy
- The B.C.-Alberta pipeline fight could undo our national climate plan
- In B.C. and Alberta's pipeline fight, only one side is unified
- Opinion: Trans Mountain shows that investor confidence is collapsing in Canada
- Beyond Kinder Morgan: Bureaucrats warn of oil sands trouble in internal report
- B.C. court reference question on Kinder Morgan still not ready
- Vaughn Palmer: NDP tool box leaves Heyman in vice grip over Kinder Morgan
- What they're saying about B.C. and Kinder Morgan
- B.C. could face budgetary backlash for Kinder Morgan stance
- LesLeyne: B.C.-Alberta truce is over and worst-case scenarios are ahead
- Differing views locally on Kinder Morgan pipeline decision
- Kinder Morgan halts pipeline work, cites B.C. opposition
- Calgarians rally in support of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project
- Yedlin: Trans Mountain impasse has significant consequences for all of Canada
- Braid: To save Kinder Morgan project, Notley would buy it
- 'They can't mess with Alberta': Notley promises consequences for B.C. over latest Trans Mountain setback
- Graham Thomson: Ottawa needs to give B.C. Premier Horgan a face-saving way out of pipeline war
- Indigenous rights aren't a subplot of pipeline debate
- Mitigating Kinder Morgan's impact on the B.C.'s economy and environment
- British Columbia-Indigenous Nation Agreements: Lessons for Reconciliation?
- Panels compromised under environmental assessment bill