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Few options for peace on the Mountain

By Chantal HÉbert      

If the federal government slashed its transfer payments to provinces that engage in constitutional or legal challenges of policies Ottawa deems to be in the national interest, is Jason Kenney saying he would expect no less of Justin Trudeau if and when one or more Conservative-led provinces set out to fight the Liberal carbon-pricing plan in court?

B.C. Premier John Horgan, left, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, pictured at the First Ministers' meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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MONTREAL—In the increasingly fiery debate over the planned expansion of the Alberta/B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline, there is no mystery about the conflicting end games of the three governments embroiled in the dispute. But what about Kinder Morgan itself? Alberta and Ottawa want to see the project designed to bring more of that province’s oil to tidewater completed— as planned until last weekend by its parent company—while British Columbia’s NDP government would like it scrapped. But what would an

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