Pipeline fight continues, federal decision does not reduce spill risk: Horgan

Canada to buy Kinder's Trans Mountain pipeline for $3.5 billion

The pipeline would see bitumen from Alberta shipped to the Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C. To do so, Canada will pay the pipeline's current owner, Kinder Morgan, $4.5 billion in Canadian dollars - about $3.5 billion in US currency.

Canada is coughing up $3.5 billion to buy the floundering Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan.

"So the feds need to get the pipeline built before they can realistically look for another buyer".

Singh says there is a long tradition of non-violent civil disobedience in Canada and he will not condemn people who use protests to express their frustration and anger.

"This changes nothing, in fact, we're going to have to work even harder to continue relaying that message to Justin Trudeau and his government", he told the NOW.

The federal finance minister said the government does not plan to be the long-term owner of the pipeline and expects the project to be transferred to private sector investors "at an appropriate time".

Provinces have jurisdiction over the environment, but the Constitution gives Canada the authority over interprovincial transportation, including pipelines.

Opinions held by Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer are largely on the same page as Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe's when it comes to the federal government's decision to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion.

"It's fully subscribed by shippers, it goes to tidewater.it would be a good asset and you could sell that at a good price once you've got it done", he said. That doesn't include money that will have to be spent for the proposed twining of that pipeline.

Trudeau would not tip his hand Monday on the state of talks with Kinder Morgan, but reiterated his government's constant refrain that the project is absolutely going to be built.

"I will continue to do my best to protect B.C.'s interests, by ensuring that our cost, our water and our land is kept pristine", Horgan said.

Construction on the 590,000-barrel-per-day expansion to the existing 300,000-bpd line, halted by Kinder Morgan in April, is to be restarted immediately in the wake of Tuesday's announcement of Ottawa's $4.5-billion purchase. "Make no mistake: this is an investment in Canada's future".

"Cheam formed partnerships with 13 companies involved in the pipeline construction process, and during the post-construction phase", Crey said, adding some are national companies, while others are local.

"I do believe the federal government now is totally accountable, not just for regulation and approval of a pipeline, but they now are responsible from wellhead to tidewater and beyond", he said.

"Ultimately Kinder Morgan finds it a poor investment for them and their shareholders, it's a poor investment for our taxpayer dollars too", he said. "Now we have a federal government that is paying that company, essentially, to leave the nation". The pipeline has suffered delays due to opposition from indigenous communities and environmental groups.

"Canadians want both and we can have both", Carr said.

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