More evidence of how badly Trudeau’s meeting with Horgan and Notley failed.
The B.C. NDP government is heading to court.
According to the CP, B.C. Environmental Minister George Heyman says“the government will file its legal action over the issue of jurisdiction in the pipeline dispute in B.C.’s Court of Appeal, the highest court available for such an action.”
In a sign of how badly Justin Trudeau’s meeting failed, not only is the B.C. government taking this court action, “Heyman says if B.C. loses in court, the government will continue to exercise its constitutional jurisdiction to protect the province’s environment and economy from the impacts of an oil products spill.”
So, after Trudeau’s meeting with Notley and Horgan, Horgan is doubling down on his opposition to the Trans Mountain expansion, and promising a seemingly endless legal battle.
It’s a clear indictment of Justin Trudeau’s leadership, and shows how horribly he has mismanaged this crisis.
Trudeau has been totally unwilling to threaten any repercussions to the B.C. government, and keeps making empty statements about getting the project done without taking any real action. Yet, he was very willing to threaten Saskatchewan.
It’s becoming quite clear that Trudeau doesn’t really want the Trans Mountain pipeline extension to happen. He’s just going through the motions pretending he does.
Instead of using the clear leverage that he has, he’s letting the B.C. government delay the project to death, ignoring the majority of Canadians who want to see the project happen.
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