Court Dismisses B.C. NDP Government Challenge To Trans Mountain Expansion

But the Horgan government isn’t planning to stop trying to block the important national project.

A federal court has rejected a bid by the B.C. NDP government to block the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline.

As noted by the CP, “The court also ordered B.C. to pay the legal costs.”

Unfortunately, the B.C. NDP plan to keep fighting the project – a position that hurts all Canadians:

“The provincial government has steadfastly assured administrative fairness, while we defend B.C.’s interests by insisting on high standards for environmental protection and First Nations consultations,” said B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman. “Our government will continue to explore other legal ways to defend the interests of British Columbians against this unnecessary project.”

Additionally, “B.C. Premier John Horgan has also asked for a legal ruling on whether his province can restrict increased amounts of oil from coming into B.C. while his government reviews oil-spill safety measures.”

Of course, the B.C. NDP are ignoring the fact that pipelines are by far the safest and most environmentally-friendly way to transport oil.

While the federal government has approved the project, they have faced significant criticism for their unwillingness to help ensure it gets approved.

The stark contrast between the zealous imposition of the carbon tax, and the hands off approach to the Trans Mountain expansion has exposed the true anti-Canadian attitude of the feds, and they appear content to let the expansion get held up in the courts.

Spencer Fernando

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