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Notley skips premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

Notley skips premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

"They are still reserving the right to play legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home", Notley said.

Moreover the wording of the Act insisted that the motivation was (as the title had it) "preserving Canada's economic prosperity" and (as the preamble had it) "maximizing value of Alberta's natural energy resources". "They've made some decisions, and we're going to inflict pain on those economic decisions so they understand what they've done".

"We feel that it is important to directly and in person express our serious disagreement to Premier Horgan over the actions of the B.C. government to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline", he said in a statement Tuesday.

The NDP filed a reference case in at the B.C. Court of Appeal last month to determine if it has jurisdiction to regulate heavy oil shipments. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade CEO Iain Black, who was part of the one-day business mission to Alberta, told StarMetro if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on Trans Mountain, it would send a awful economic signal to investors.

She and other Alberta ministers made similar statements when Bill 12 was introduced, debated and passed, leaving no doubt that "its objective was to authorize the government of Alberta to reduce supplies of crude oil, natural gas and refined fuels to cause economic harm to British Columbians in order to punish and put pressure on B.C". It also joined two other lawsuits launched by Indigenous groups opposed to the $7.4-billion pipeline project.

"We believe it would be reckless in the extreme and therefore highly unlikely that Alberta will actually attempt to use the powers they granted themselves in Bill 12", he told a conference call.

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There matters stood until April 8, when Kinder Morgan, owner of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, put further work on the expansion project on hold.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says while other western premiers meeting in Yellowknife will be talking about how to spend money, she'll be working in Alberta figuring out how to earn it. "In order to protect and improve the things that matter to people, like pharmacare, we need a strong, functioning national economy".

It has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.

At a closing news conference, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe agreed that free-trade issues were his priority at the Western Premiers' Conference.

She is calling on the federal Liberal government to get the project to move forward. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has offered an indemnity to backstop the pipeline project.

Not all British Columbians are onside with the NDP promise to stop the pipeline.