The Government of British Columbia filed Tuesday the statement of claim-after it had threatened to do so last week-in Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench, arguing that the "Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act" recently passed by Alberta violates the Canadian Constitution in the part that prohibits any law that is a tariff or whose goal and essence make it "tariff-like".
The former chief executive of Alberta Investment Management Corporation said he expects the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will ultimately be built, but the federal and Alberta governments will likely need to take financial stakes in it first.
The statement of claim says Alberta's law is unconstitutional because it is meant to punish B.C.by limiting exports of fuel products.
Notley said she could not comment on the status of negotiations with Kinder Morgan, other than saying they are getting closer to finding a way to move forward without delay by the pipeline company's deadline.
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I was very happy that he could sign, and proud [for him] because later Michael Owen came, Jonathan Woodgate came. But in the end, the manager [Vicente del Bosque] decided to choose another team and I had to respect that.
He says Kinder Morgan has to feel frustrated.
Plans to triple capacity along the existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C.'s government since January.
Eby said the Alberta and the federal government are causing delays by refusing to accept B.C.'s invitations to join legal cases, or take legal arguments straight to the Supreme Court of Canada where the outcomes are final.
The dispute over Kinder Morgan's (KMI, OTCPK:KMLGF) Trans Mountain pipeline still loomed large at today's Western Premiers Conference in Yellowknife, NWT, as Alberta's representatives did not sign the communique out of the meeting because it did not include a statement of shared support of the pipeline. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and British Columbia Premier John Horgan have been at odds over the pipeline.
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The whole tunnel will be privately funded and will not be used for public transportation, the company said. Elon has faced financial and regulatory hurdles in getting The Boring Company off the ground.
If Alberta does restrict oil transports to B.C. gas pumps, he said, the province is prepared to ask a judge to make an order against it through an injunction.
Next day, Alberta energy minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd expanded on the threat on the floor of the Alberta legislature.
"It's not just about the spills, it's not just about the orcas", said Graham Clumpner one of the paddlers with the Mosquito Fleet: "The bigger issue that we are all facing is climate change", he said.
At the rally yesterday, one of the speakers was Cedar George-Parker from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who have been leading the community opposition to the pipeline in British Columbia.
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The pollster says it interviewed some 4,000 people and the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. The exit polls suggest that 77 percent of people in Dublin voted Yes - but so did 60 percent of people in the countryside.
The power-sharing agreement between the New Democrats and the B.C. Greens included a vow to: "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline".