The latest salvo by Rachel Notley and her Alberta provincial government in their inter-governmental battle with the B.C. government over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is an online petition.

The Alberta government has set up a “sign your name here” online petition on the provincial government’s website, looking to draw supporters in their efforts to push through the pipeline.

“The Government of British Columbia is trying to break the rules of Confederation, putting at risk the livelihoods of regular Canadians,” they say on the petition. Tell Premier Horgan and the B.C. government to stop standing in the way of working Canadians.”

“Tell Premier Horgan to keep Canada working.”

Last month, Horgan’s government announced they would restrict the movement of diluted bitumen until they are satisfied spills of the petroleum product can be safely cleaned up.

The petition points out that the federal government has previously approved the privately-owned pipeline as “it’s in our national interest.” The Alberta government insists the pipeline won’t lead to increased emissions and “comes with the strongest Climate Leadership Plan in the country.”

“By building this pipeline, we can diversify our export markets, stop selling our resources at a discount and start getting top-dollar. That matters. It …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Business


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