Former BC premier Clark calls Horgan's pipeline opposition 'unconstitutional'

NDP supporter Richard Troy waits for the convention to get underway during the 2016 NDP Federal Convention in Edmonton on Friday

Former BC premier Clark calls Horgan's pipeline opposition 'unconstitutional'

And while the county hasn't yet broken down the potential financial benefits of the local Trans Mountain line when it comes to taxation, the province has announced the pipeline would generate an estimated $1.5 billion annually to the Alberta treasury, and would improve oil prices for Alberta-based petroleum producers, as it would allow them to reach world prices (currently, we sell at a discounted rate, as we have few worldwide clients). Officials have also said they are committed to the $7.4 billion project despite the latest stumbling blocks.

Clark also called on Trudeau to step in "for the good of the country".

Ultimately, I think Alberta is going to have to go it alone in its fight to get the Trans Mountain extension built.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley reacted swiftly and angrily to Mr. Heyman's announcement, imposing a ban on the sale of wine from B.C. and promising further action unless B.C. ends its threats of delaying tactics.

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In Ottawa, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said yesterday that the federal government will not entertain any attempts by B.C.to stall or stop the pipeline project.

"They're absolutely wrong", McKenna said. "Nor will I be distracted by the events that are taking place in other jurisdictions".

Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta's strong-arm move in response to British Columbia trying to throw off the construction of the Sherwood Park-based Trans Mountain pipeline expansion - with Kinder Morgan's starting terminal located just off Baseline Road and 17th Street, and the line running through Burnaby, B.C.to the Pacific coast.

"The feds could stop it tomorrow if the Prime Minister exercised leadership", Kenney told CTV's Question Period.

Ms. Notley and oil industry supporters have urged Mr. Trudeau to spell out clearly how he intends to respond to B.C.'s proposed regulations.

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"What I do support is the fact that Premier Notley is doing exactly what she said, defending her economy, defending the people of Alberta, and Premier Horgan is doing exactly what he said, defending the interest of the people of British Columbia, of the coastline, and the environment", Singh said.

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