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Trudeau Pledges Money, New Law to Make Pipeline Happen

Trudeau Pledges Money, New Law to Make Pipeline Happen

Created: April 15, 2018 06:04 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has instructed his finance minister to begin talks with Kinder Morgan to "remove the uncertainty" hanging over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada's oil sands to the Pacific Coast

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Trudeau also said Sunday that legislation is coming that will "reassert and reinforce" the fact that the federal government is well within its jurisdiction to approve the project and ensure it goes ahead.

Kinder Morgan has suspended all non-essential spending on the project pending reassurance from Ottawa that it will be able to go forward

Trudeau met Sunday with British Columbia's premier, who is blocking the project, and the premier of oil-rich Alberta, who desperately wants to see it go ahead.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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