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Politics This Morning: Morneau speaks to T.O. board of trade as pipeline fight intensifies; Supreme Court decides whether to hear terrorist-branding case

By Jolson Lim      
Finance Minister Bill Morneau leaves the National Press Building in Ottawa on May 16 after announcing that the federal government would take on any financial risk from the Trans Mountain pipeline project associated with obstruction or delays by the British Columbia government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Good Thursday morning, Here's what you need to know: Deep into negotiations with Houston-based Kinder Morgan over the Trans Mountain pipeline this week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is speaking to the Toronto Region Board of Trade at 12:40 p.m. today about the country’s economic plan and investor confidence—two issues at the heart of the pipeline controversy. Mr. Morneau is taking questions from the media at 1:30 p.m., and is likely to be asked about the latest news from

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