Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Rules B.C. Will Have Intervener Status in Trans Mountain Pipeline Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Rules B.C. Will Have Intervener Status in Trans Mountain Pipeline Case

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B.C. to be intervener in Trans Mountain court case

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OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal is allowing British Columbia to be an intervener in a legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but with some conditions.

Several First Nations and municipalities filed legal challenges against Ottawa's approval of the $7.4-billion project that would triple the capacity of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline and increase tanker traffic from the Vancouver area to the south portion of Vancouver Island.

B.C.'s new NDP government, which has been opposed to the project, applied to be an intervener on Aug. 22, missing the initial deadline of April 13 that fell before the May provincial election.

Justice David Stratas said in the ruling that while B.C.'s involvement in the case comes late, the hearings set for Oct. …

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