Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - (Stations: Please sub the following for Trans-Mountain-Notley which moved at 12:37 MT.)

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the challenges facing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shows her province can do everything by the book and still get shortchanged.

Notley says the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the expansion project has provoked frustration and anger in Alberta, but says her government will continue to fight to get it built.

She says without it, the ongoing pipeline bottlenecks will continue to cost Canada $40 million a day in a discounted price for oil.

She told a crowd in Fort McMurray that Alberta expects a timeline within weeks from the federal government to get the Trans Mountain expansion back on track.

The Appeal Court recently struck down the pipeline on the grounds the federal government did not consult properly with First Nations and did not take into account the impact of tanker traffic on marine life. …

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