Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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(Premiers-Trans-Mountain)

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is accusing B-C Premier John Horgan of taking 15-billion dollars out of the national economy by blocking the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.

Notley made her comment in Edmonton, as she skips the Western premiers' conference in Yellowknife.

She says her time is better spent in Alberta, working to make sure Kinder Morgan's May 31st deadline for certain securities is met and that the stalled multi-billion-dollar project ultimately goes ahead.

Alberta's United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney thinks Notley is missing a chance to confront her B-C counterpart to let him know Alberta will restrict the flow of energy products west if Alberta doesn't get the assurances it needs to expand the bitumen pipeline. (2)

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(Trans-Mountain-Lawsuit)

The B-C government has filed a constitutional lawsuit over a new Alberta government bill that would limit fuel being sent to the province.

Alberta's fuel-restriction law is meant to punish B-C over its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project and its move a few weeks ago to get a court to decide if B-C has the right to limit the flow of bitumen through its boundary.

B-C Attorney General David Eby is challenging the constitutionality of Alberta's power to turn off the fuel taps.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sees some irony in B-C's position, saying -- quote -- "on one hand they don't want our oil, and on the other hand, they're suing us to give them our oil." (2)

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(G7-Trudeau-La-Malbaie)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in La Malbaie, Quebec today and tomorrow for events ahead of the upcoming G-7 Leaders' Summit.

Trudeau will attend a community barbecue and meet with local journalists, two weeks before international leaders descend in the region.

The G-7 Summit, the 44th yearly gathering of the seven countries that represent the majority of global wealth, takes place June 8th and 9th at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu hotel in La Malbaie, northeast of Quebec City. …

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