Notley slams B.C. premier on Trans Mountain pipeline

Vaughn Palmer

"A significant disruption in the supply of gasoline, diesel, and crude oil from Alberta to British Columbia would cause British Columbia irreparable harm", B.C. argues in the claim.

"Pharmacare does not grow on trees", she said.

Trudeau dispatched Morneau to negotiate a deal with Kinder Morgan in mid-April, a week after the company halted all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline pending reassurances from Ottawa that opposition to the project was not going to prevent it from being completed.

Notley sent her deputy premier to the meeting in her place.

The lawsuit comes a day after Notley abruptly cancelled her attendance at western premiers' meetings in Yellowknife over what she called B.C.'s attempt to "choke" her province and Canada's "economic lifeblood".

Notley noted that B.C. would be able to source oil and gas from Washington, but it would drive up prices for consumers.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will announce as early as Tuesday morning where the government plans to go with Kinder Morgan to ensure the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be built.

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Cheryl Oates, a spokesperson for Ms. Notley, said in an interview that the Alberta leader is focused on doing what she can on Trans Mountain.

Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs, who represents Lakeland in northeast Alberta, will introduce the bill to the House of Commons within the next two days, Cousineau said.

"It's very interesting on one hand; they don't want our oil, and they're suing us to give them our oil", Notley said.

Premier Notley initially praised the Horgan move as a step in the right direction ("stepping back from the brink and abiding by the law") and suspended her wine boycott. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade CEO Iain Black, who was part of the one-day business mission to Alberta, told StarMetro if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on Trans Mountain, it would send a bad economic signal to investors.

Alberta sees the pipeline as key to moving bitumen from the province to the coast and from there to lucrative overseas markets.

The Canadian senate has passed a bill calling on the federal government to put its weight behind the successful completion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

"Alberta seeks to utilize powers under the Act to punish British Columbia, and to exert pressure upon British Columbia with a view to forcing British Columbia to, inter alia, discontinue the reference to its own courts about the constitutionality of proposed amendments to the British Columbia Environmental Management Act", the plaintiff says.

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