Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to meet with the Alberta and British Columbia premiers over the weekend to discuss the current dispute on the movement of diluted bitumen to the coast. Last Sunday, Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all spending on non-essential services related to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project until the uncertainty created by the provincial government of BC has been resolved. The federal government that approved the project following a rigorous assessment process has said it is looking at regulatory, legal, and financial options to see the pipeline built as it is in the national interest. Kinder Morgan has given a May 31 deadline for assurance the project can go ahead.
More than 70 business and industry leaders took part in lauching the Confidence in Canada campaign yesterday in Vancouver. They have banded together over the last two days to sign a joint letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premiers John Horgan and Rachel Notley to resolve the impasse.