Trudeau returns from Peru to meet Horgan, Notley over pipeline dispute

Apr 12 2018, 4:12 pm

The months-long pipeline dispute may finally come to an end this Sunday.

After weeks of increasing tension between the BC and Alberta provincial governments – most recently seen in Kinder Morgan halting all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion due to pushback from BC – Rachel Notley and John Horgan may finally work things out in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday.

Horgan was quick to accept Trudeau’s request for the meeting, making an announcement on Twitter Thursday morning.


Trudeau also recently released a video defending his position on the pipeline expansion, featuring voices from Ocean Networks Canada and BC Coast Pilots.

“I wouldn’t approve major pipeline projects if I wasn’t confident they could be done safely,” he wrote in the Thursday morning tweet.

“And they can be done safely because we’ve made a massive investment in protecting our oceans and coastlines – in BC and across the country.”

Trudeau will be interrupting his nine-day, international trip for the meeting with the premiers, stopping by Ottawa between travelling to Lima, Peru from April 12 to 14 and Paris, France from April 15 to 17.

The Prime Minister will then be visiting London, England from April 17 to 20, according to an April 4 release.

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