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The Trans Mountain pipeline, the court decision and the fate of Justin Trudeau – The Globe and Mail
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 11, 2019118 Views
The fate of one of Justin Trudeau’s signature initiatives – the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – will still be undecided when Canadians vote in October. The pipeline’s fate is once more before the Federal Court of Appeal, which will, once again, rule whether the government adequately consulted with Indigenous groups.
In the meantime, pipeline construction is resuming at the terminus in the Vancouver area and at its start near Edmonton. If work proceeds unhindered, the expanded pipeline could be in operation by mid-2022.
The Liberal cabinet first approved the project in 2016. A year ago, after Ottawa bought the pipeline, the Federal Court of Appeal threw up a roadblock. It ruled that some of the environmental review and Indigenous consultations had been inadequate and would have to be redone.