Political consequences of interim measures: B.C. election, Kinder-Morgan Pipeline and federal environmental assessment reform
The stage is now set for a major political and legal confrontation between the governments of B.C., Alberta, and Canada, as well as the B.C. First Nations and municipalities who strongly oppose the project. The political consequences for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could be dire.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in October 2016 on the Hill. There is no easy way out of the political box Trudeau’s government has constructed for itself around the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline, but the prime minister would be well advised to give the review panel’s recommendations serious consideration. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright