Morneau Talks About Trans Mountain Pipeline After Meeting With Alberta Premier Rachel

April 12, 2018 10:15 am Last Updated: April 12, 2018 10:15 am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is dismissing an NDP call to refer a dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the Supreme Court. Morneau spoke Wednesday after meeting with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

For her part, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government has convinced her that “something specific” will be announced in the near future to try to break the impasse over the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Notley made the comments after a meeting in Toronto with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. She says she will let Morneau discuss and outline what those specific actions will be.

The future of the Trans Mountain project was jeopardized this week after the operator, Kinder Morgan, said delay tactics by the B.C. government may make the $7.4-billion expansion of the existing line financially untenable. Notley says the line, from Edmonton to Burnaby, is critical to getting more oil to the coast and fetching better prices to boost the Canadian economy.