The project would increase tanker traffic seven-fold in Burrard Inlet off Metro Vancouver’s coast.
Spy agency’s heavily censored brief highlights a renewed sense of indignation among protesters.
Too rushed, including a week-long window for Indigenous groups and others to apply to participate.
Opposition United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney accused Premier Rachel Notley’s government of failing Alberta.
Oil firm sold its Trans Mountain assets to Ottawa for $4.5 billion in a deal that closed Aug. 31.
BC concerned 22-week time frame for the reconsideration isn’t long enough to accommodate a thorough review that allows Indigenous groups to fully participate.
The federal government must act quickly on three fronts if it is to head off economic disaster.
One critic says approval process is tainted by the fact that the government insists the project it now owns will be built no matter what.
When feds purchased Trans Mountain, they also bought the Puget Sound line, which carries Alberta oil to four Washington refineries.
Says many Indigenous communities believe in the need to diversify export markets for Canadian resources.
Feds want to have the pipeline’s fate decided within the next six to eight months.
…But he says an appeal is one of many options under consideration.
Judicial rulings affecting Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipeline creating uncertainty.
Committee could attempt to bring federal ministers to task for Trans Mountain quagmire.
Highly improbable feds and NEB will be able to complete reviews before 2019 election.