Prime Minister Justin Trudeau linked Indigenous reconciliation and the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline Tuesday as he met with a group in British Columbia that monitors construction of the project, including a chief who told Vice News that he denied the extent to which humans were causing climate change.
A day of action saw protests at the offices of some Liberal MPs, including Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's constituency office in Vancouver, against the federal government's offer to spend $4.5 billion to buy pipeline assets from Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent a lot of time on his feet in the House of Commons on Monday, responding to questions about revelations by National Observer that two oilpatch executives were getting $3 million in bonuses because of a federal deal negotiated by his finance minister to buy a west coast pipeline and expansion project.
"No deal ... no buyout." A speech that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could have given if he'd said 'no' to Kinder Morgan is imagined by 'Mitchell Beer, publisher of The Energy Mix, an e-digest on climate change, energy, and post-carbon solutions.
Pipeline opponents in B.C. rallied in Whistler and Burnaby Mountain on Saturday the wake of the federal government's announcement that it would purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion in taxpayer funds.
Two executives at the Canadian unit of Texas-based Kinder Morgan are poised to cash in with $1.5 million bonuses after Ottawa offered to bailout their west coast oil pipeline system and expansion project, according to a new filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Texas-based Kinder Morgan has scored another legal victory after the Federal Court of Appeal rejected a request to consider new evidence that allegedly showed the Trudeau government rigged its review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
B.C. has a very strong argument against Alberta’s move to limit the flow of oil into the province, and Ottawa’s decision to buy the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is unlikely to change that, three constitutional experts agree.