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As NDP governments in Alberta and British Columbia feud over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, NDP MPs are treading a tight line in trying to support both provincial counterparts while also vocally in favour of vote-rich B.C.’s blockage of a pipeline they say never should have been approved. The two provinces are embroiled in a trade dispute after B.C. Premier John Horgan said his government is proposing to increase restrictions on the transportation of diluted bitumen into the

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NDP MPs walk fine line in Alberta-B.C. pipeline dispute dividing their party

By Samantha Wright Allen      

While they side with the ‘reasonable’ B.C. premier’s attempt to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline, they say Alberta’s response is also understandable. Ultimately, they’re trying to refocus attention to blame the federal Liberals.

B.C. Premier John Horgan, left and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, right, met in Ottawa last October at the First Ministers' Meeting. A few months later and the two western NDP governments are locked in a heated trade dispute as the two face off over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and B.C.'s attempt to block bitumen crossing its borders through environmental regulations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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