British Columbia's court case over the flow of heavy oil through the province could be damaged by the NDP government's previous positions against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a legal expert.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the Crown should consider laying criminal contempt of court charges against Green party Leader Elizabeth May and dozens of other demonstrators alleged to have violated a pipeline court injunction.
"When you smell gasoline, you know the smell of gasoline," James testified on the opening day of a trial for a company and vessel charged after the spill. "We knew it was bunker oil, which was serious."