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As the Liberal government mulls its response to the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn Ottawa's approval for the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, experts and strategists warn of risks of taking it to the Supreme Court. “Appealing potentially could add more damage, because they’re in a position where they don’t want to add an extra narrative where things are tied up in the courts and that they are opposed to court decisions,” said Nik Nanos,

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Experts, strategists warn feds of risks of appealing recent Federal Court decision on Trans Mountain pipeline

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is reviewing the court’s decision and considering the next steps.

Protesters, pictured April 7, 2018, protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C. As the federal government decides how best to respond to the Federal Court of Appeal's Aug. 30 ruling to quash the order in council approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, pipeline protesters have hailed the ruling as a victory. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
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