Clearing a path through US states along the pipeline’s 1,930-kilometre route to begin soon.
Negotiator warns Trans Mountain expansion could run into opposition if it proceeds against the wishes of some communities it passes through.
A Nanos survey shows respondents are increasingly uncomfortable spending public money to continue the project.
$2.5 billion already spent, leaving an additional $8.4 billion needed to complete work, plus $1.7 billion of carrying costs.
The Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations may still seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
Federal Court of Appeal’s three judges unanimously rule to dismiss four challenges by First Nations in BC.
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Decision removes one of the remaining obstacles for the pipeline expansion.
Key Constitutional question is whether BC’s authority to protect its own environment can include interfering in a federal project.
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Alberta premier wants a firm guarantee on completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by a fixed date.
Cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June.
Money included direct subsidies and indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayer.
Supporting the federal government, arguing that the expansion project was properly approved.