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Federal government announces 'first steps' to revive Trans Mountain pipeline project

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The federal government has announced what it calls the first steps to reviving the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the $7.4-billion pipeline project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Alberta's oilsands to the West Coast. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4832759 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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lucas g (21 days ago)
After the government paid kinder Morgan 4.5billion for the pipeline kinder Morgan paid its share holders a 1.1 billion dollars in dividends!!! Of out tax dollars shame on Trudeau
leblover77 (25 days ago)
You gain nothing as sheep with pipeline straight up prove me wrong. I guarantee the government will lie and scam u.
Antoine Ones (26 days ago)
More lies. The liberals have no intention on going through with this project. The first step was buying the pipe line so they can gain Full control. The lies are appalling. Recently they passed a Bill c-69 that’ll put more road blocks on this project. Eastern Canada wake up!!! Trudeau is a HUGE mistake. Correction is in order, enough is enough!
Chosen Two (27 days ago)
It's 20f****ing18!! We were supposed to have flying cars by now! Why the hell aren't we investing in RENEWABLE ENERGY that won't burn the planet to the ground?? BC/Alberta are BURNING because the planet is too hot!! WTf are thes clowns thinking.
Chosen Two (27 days ago)
Keep protesting this crap and get it shut down again.
tassaron (27 days ago)
All pipelines are bad and you should feel bad
Hammy Red (27 days ago)
So every time theirs any development it gets held hostage
Vikash Bhalla (27 days ago)
Voters in BC decided against the pipeline. Do we live in a democracy ?
Vikash Bhalla (27 days ago)
Rob M we are talking about Canada. The articles of confederations are the precurser to the US constitution. There was a 1949 case that went to the supreme court in regards to access to tidewater however I am certain US supreme court decisions or not relevant when speaking about Canada and the validity of citizens to democratically decide on their priorities. What is true and a matter of Law ( I am sure you are Pro - Law ) is that in 1984 the was a supreme court of Canada ruling that agreed that the Georgia straight and the Straight of Juan de Fuca were not under federal jurisdiction but under provincial jurisdiction. You must also know that the the courts have ruled against this pipeline moving forward at this time so you must agree that the pipeline should not move forward as a matter of law.
Rob M (27 days ago)
articles of confederation state that provinces in land must be allowed to get product to tidewater.
Peter Fredrickson (27 days ago)
Most people in BC do not want it so it will not get built with a bunch non-union scab labour like Kinder Morgan wanted to do why should BC let tankers come into the harbour so Ledcor can make more of a mess building a pipeline through the mountains same as they did a few years ago
Rob M (27 days ago)
BC already lets them come in...time we annex BC and use the leftists for slave labour.
Mike Hagarty (27 days ago)
It’s 2018 people, invest in renewables!
Rob M (27 days ago)
ya like Ontario....oh wait!
Kevin McCallister (27 days ago)
This pipeline will never go forward under the current leadership
MascotAL (28 days ago)
Start refining our own gas and oil. Stop selling our raw materials.
MascotAL (26 days ago)
Same as now. Truck, train, and pipeline. The point is we should not be exporting raw natural resources.
Rob M (26 days ago)
How do you get refined gas to market lol?
MascotAL (27 days ago)
Rob M Yes, agreed. Only needs to go as far as a refinery.
Rob M (27 days ago)
would still need a pipeline..
William R A Downe (28 days ago)
Just say no to pipelines.
Rayanne Spottedbull (28 days ago)
Canada is in debt to this pipeline thanks to Trudeau, building it will incur more debt to Canada. Selling our oil on the global market has always been at bargain basement prices, what makes Canadians believe that will change when it's in a pipeline? It's Not! While the elite collect our liquid gold for their global War Machine , Our people in Canada will be forced to enact the "Paris Agreement " signed by not just Trudeau but leaders of the Conservative party and the NDP party and the Green Party.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Agreement Not o mention agenda 21... signed by each individual community that has a major.
Will Pearce (28 days ago)
Trudeau is mentally unstable, unfit to run a country.
Donald J Trump (28 days ago)
Soon CBC, tax payers won’t pay your liberal propaganda and Trudeau will be a drama teacher again.
Stormrunner0002 (28 days ago)
"Hello mister EMI. We can do anything you like. Yaa Yaa Yaa." Summer orgy season is over so they have to pretend they interested in running the country again.
lue lunsford (29 days ago)
Just so they can save a whole bunch money from paying the truckers
Johnnybgood (29 days ago)
Just like rats , they keep trying and have no sense of any other veiw than their own narrow minded veiws.
Gerry Fitzpatrick (29 days ago)
Blah blah blah , how much more of this , this government ( liberal ) will never never allow Alberta to be strong , time to leave
Diamond Dust (29 days ago)
Incompetent morons!!
Steph Ss (29 days ago)
ffs... we don't want it to go to the west coast. how many people have to be heard?!! Go east... It will be better for everyone.
Reptillianbobcat (29 days ago)
“No relationship is more important to the government of Canada than our relationship with 4% our population” What a thing to say 😂
S G (29 days ago)
What pisses me off is Justin Trudeau's unqualified minsters for the sake of diversity. Every time this Sohi opens his mouth it drives me nuts and this is coming from a Punjabi. I want a qualified person who was either born in Canada or grew up here from atleast the age of 12 to be able to qualify for MP.
Junokaii (11 days ago)
Koodos bro.
NPC #775968657554 (29 days ago)
No pipelines. Renewable energy is better
Rob M (27 days ago)
Oh ya....so good here in Ontario that we are paying 400% more for our hydro than we used to...
Christopher Hewko (29 days ago)
29 percent of all the jobs in Canada. That's a big shift you're proposing without investment.
Donald Custer (29 days ago)
Stay tuned... try a meeting with all involved.failure
George Murphy (29 days ago)
There comes a time when country must face the looming prospect of a serious economic downturn. Make no mistake, Canada needs to get the pipeline completed. With Trump in the White House constantly threatening Canada with tariffs and proposing to exclude Canada from NAFTA, its time to stand up and create a powerful “back door”. Nobody mentions that Article 605 of NAFTA requires Canada to sell most of its oil and gas to the U.S. at favorable rates. Right now Trump is pushing OPEC to lower prices and lets be clear, the age of oil and gas is far from over and the U.S. needs oil. Here's the thing, without a NAFTA agreement Canada would be free to sell elsewhere, especially to China and other Pacific countries and the gun that Trump has to Canada's head would lower. Build the pipeline, the economy must come first!
Niki L (28 days ago)
I cant agree more. I am sick of US hating and disrespecting Canada. Lets be more independent and stop the dependency for US.
Miroslaw Budzinski (29 days ago)
Canadians know, Canadians expect... ok, I had it.
Nickan123 (29 days ago)
We are on the right track to Make America Great again with losing $15 billion per year for not having a pipeline. Good Job
Nickan123 (22 days ago)
+IceHedge still the safest way for transportation of energy is pipeline. So, we need more and more pipelines 👍👍👍
IceHedge (23 days ago)
+GauntLife Convince me with facts and not door-slamming temper tantrums with your keyboard. A quick Google search proves pipeline leaks happen MORE than once a month Nationwide and you even admit to it in your comment. We have common ground in that- plus, just because pipelines have 'gotten better' does not mean they are where they need to be.
GauntLife (23 days ago)
Monthly leaks eh? You're thinking of your car, maybe. The one that runs on Gasoline! You have no idea what you're talking about and until you do I suggest you close your mouth. You're part of the reason we ended up spending 4.5 billion. I work in the industry and inspect pipelines for a living. Do you realize how many hundreds of thousands of underground pipelines we already have? Don't you get that having several large, high-profile pipelines is better than having hundreds of smaller ones nobody is aware of? Or a plethora of rail cars instead? Pipelines do fail. Just as every delivery system does. Every effort to minimize environmental damage and product loss is taken. Do you realize that pipeline integrity has exponentially improved over the last 10 years alone? You think these companies want their money leaking out of pipe? Think man.
IceHedge (27 days ago)
Domestic oil- GREAT! Monthly leaks with NO repurcussions from from government, a thousand dollar fine for millions of losses of environment contamination and property damage? AWFUL. We need higher standards for all these pipelines. And screw Trump for overriding the Treaty of 1868.
matthew breton (29 days ago)
They seam to be trying alot harder the Harper did..
Scott McEwen (29 days ago)
Liberals are trying to save any chance of getting votes by saying they haven’t given up. They have no intention of getting a pipeline done. They are globalists. They are against nationalism. No Canada as we now know it. No nation. No borders. No identity. Globalists don’t believe in the oil industry. We are destined to have the unrest that England, Sweden and Germany are experiencing. Conservatives are leaning the same way but they stay silent about it. Maxime Bernier is the lone rebel and, at least on the surface, seems to have traditional conservative views. It’s going to be an interesting 12 months prior to the election.
Jeremy Lensworth (27 days ago)
Rob M you are so out to lunch buddy.
Rob M (27 days ago)
Yup 100% they do, they want chaos see migrant invasion of europe.
Jeremy Lensworth (28 days ago)
Rob M right, because globalists hate prosperous stable countries. They only want to invest in unstable nations with no security. That is sarcasm. If globalists hated first world countries why would the vast majority of transnational corporations have their headquarters in them. Why would they consistently invest in the oil exploration of Canada? Who are these globalists you speak of anyway? From any intelligent observer of global politics and economics it would appear obvious that the developing nations are constantly straddled with laws and regulations that inhibit their growth and freedom at the benefit of the developed nations. Have you ever done any actual research on the world trade organization or and its policies?
Rob M (29 days ago)
Globalists hate 1st world countries producing oil they dont want them generating wealth.
Jeremy Lensworth (29 days ago)
Scott McEwen what are you talking about? Globalists don’t like oil? Transnational corporations are all about profit margins. There are greater profits to be earned through i unencumbered resource exploitation. Therefore the so called globalists would prefer to build all pipelines and run roughshod on the environment. So if the liberals were globalists, as you call them, they would be all for the pipeline. You really need to evaluate the logic of your statements before you make them.
Greg M (29 days ago)
Whaaat??? They had first failed to accurately consider the environmental impacts, and they didn't properly consult with indigenous people? But they have now done that. So everything's okay to go forward with the pipe line. Of course the pipe line will still impact thr environment, and it will still go through the poorest areas. But this time all the right government officials have now received the enough information (by information I mean money 💰💰💰) to go forward with the pipe line.
Rob M (29 days ago)
Use the Notwithstanding clause already get it built 40 disgruntled indians and outside agitators paid by foreign interests shouldnt stop our infrastructure projects.
Rob M (27 days ago)
this isnt going through anyone yard it goes along the same route that a pipeline currently sits on.
Mr407Mike (29 days ago)
Let s run it thru you're backyard without asking.
Moms against Guns MADD (29 days ago)
BC is dumping sewage into the ocean, And the new build has a pipeline going under the ocean and another going across land, The government should say to bad we are building it. Its for all of Canada. To hell with the few. To bad so sad.
Lori R (29 days ago)
The Liberals didn't fail; they are following through on their plans. It's a strange ideology.....
Mark (29 days ago)
Good. This pipeline needs to happen This time, it needs to do proper First Nations consultation and environmental analysis.
GauntLife (23 days ago)
Not consulted, compensated. It's all about money for the Chiefs who hoard the funds, make their bands suffer, then blame it on the whites.
Mark (29 days ago)
To be honest, I haven't done any kind of research of my own into the First Nations consultation process, so I can't fairly comment on how much or how little they really did. The court, however, determined that not enough was done, and so I think it's only reasonable that they should try and fix that.
Shelley Ouimet (29 days ago)
Marc. Totaly agree with you. In protecting the ocean and environment. Its the consulting I have a beef with. And at the end of the day its tax payers now paying for this project. Handing out more money to keep one group happy.
Mark (29 days ago)
I am from BC and I protested this pipeline, but I was not paid a single cent to do so. My concerns were for the environmental impact of the pipeline project because it did not appear to me to have done due diligence in that regard... and the court's blocking of this project on those grounds appears to have vindicated the concerns that I had. And bear in mind here, that it was always a legal requirement for the project to have even had federal approval that the project adhere to BC's environmental laws. It seems to have been the case, however, that the federal government simply assumed that they would do so without any clear plan of action or contingency analysis But make no mistake, I really do want to see this pipeline get built because I think it would be good for Canada... I just want it to be done safely and legally... areas that it appeared they had been kind of hand-waving away or sweeping any issues under the carpet until the decision to block it was rendered. Maybe nothing would have gone wrong anyways, but I am more comfortable with a safety plan that is somewhat more concrete than crossing your fingers and hoping nothing bad will happen, which is what their previous safety assurance seemed to amount to. Now that more focus is upon it, I hope that the project can proceed normally. Even if it costs more to get it done, that doesn't mean it can't be any good for Canada in the long run.
Shelley Ouimet (29 days ago)
Marc. Thats exactly what the problem is. Courts can not properly define what adaquite consulting is. This pipeline has been in the courts I believe about 13 times. And those courts favored the pipeline. And the First Nations that are against this are not in the route of the pipeline. All we really needed to do is the environnement impact . But nobody wants to say what should be said. To the First Nations.
MarkushaX (29 days ago)
Another great project by Trudeau's Liberals -- $1.5 billion pile of crap, on top of the $7.4 billion rock, on the $1.4 trillion mountain of debt.
John Doe (29 days ago)
CBC covering what the conservatives are saying?!?! Excuse me while i change my underwear!
Average Peasant (29 days ago)
Yes now they have to give credence to the PCs or PPC will shine.
David Osborn (29 days ago)
They are prepping for when Bernier or Scheer get in.
2 Late (29 days ago)
This is not Canadian land, this is NATIVE land
Rob M (29 days ago)
i did indians got conquered, just like they would conquer other tribes they lost, europeans won and turned a continent into the greatest country in the world.
Mr407Mike (29 days ago)
+Rob M - Read a history book about you're own country before you sound ignorant.
Rob M (29 days ago)
If they did that they couldnt cry and whine and get government handouts.
Shelley Ouimet (29 days ago)
2 late. Thats getting old already. Maybe irs just about time First Nations start reconizeing the good this country has done for them. May I remind you Its all tax payers and everything else beong taxed for services we all use on a daily basis And dont tell me First Nations dont benefit from the programs. The reserves are given moneys. For bettering the people who live on them. If things are not getting done r changeing for the better maybe start pointing the finger at the elected band members. Instead of blaming the tax payers for the down falls. First Nations at this point in time are living a hell of alot better. Than most. So get over who was here first.
Rob M (29 days ago)
Ya this is Canadian Land, Indians lost, get over it.
twism11 (29 days ago)
This thing will not be built on Turtle Island, we'll make sure of it.
Rob M (29 days ago)
We will just cut off your access to fire water and cigarettes and you will cave.
Moms against Guns MADD (29 days ago)
lololol if the government confiscates Turtle Island its gone nothing you can do about it
shad Ironconfederacy (29 days ago)
Secwepemc territory is not Canadian.
Rob M (27 days ago)
They have no land claim and they have no right to government if they had no concept of ownership. We should have exterminated you like the rats you are 260 years ago.
Rob M (27 days ago)
how was it illegitimate? Actually it not there were 5-8 bering strait migrations and there are 100's of indian tribes who all fought over land so its not easy to determine anything. Indians had no maps nor concept of ownership, they also didnt have many settlements and were nomadic hunter gatherers.
twism11 (29 days ago)
+Jeremy Lensworth the fairness of the treaties can be questioned. Some part of the land is not under treaties though. The vast majority of the provinve of Quebec as an exemple is unceded land.
twism11 (29 days ago)
+Reagan Pup It's about the self determination of multiple nations that have being ravaged by the construction of the one you praise right now. We are still here. Reparations are paid as a way to dodge the real issue, land claims and true self governance and independance. As long as we remain, we we fight to protect this land.
twism11 (29 days ago)
+Moms against Guns MADD educate yourself on the ideology you follow, and the rules around possession of nature, therefore land ( John Locke) and you'll find that the way the canadian government acquired this land is illigitimate, the american continent is one particular situation where it's relatively easy to say who was here first, who can "own" the kand. There is no rational way Canada can justify it's actions, the UN knows it. Fun fact: Did you know Canada is officiaky on the kist of nations responsible for human rights violation du to their handling of the relations with First Nations.
Jeremy Jones (29 days ago)
they have failed they are failures and they will never get it built. Vote conservative for the future of Canada.
M. F. H. (10 days ago)
Can’t wait for the federal elections.
JAMESRS58 (28 days ago)
Vote however you want. That's democracy. Maxine will make Canada the 51st state.
Chuck Beef (29 days ago)
PPC
Steph Ss (29 days ago)
The conservatives sold our oil sands to the Chinese and other foreign investors. They are the biggest problem in the history of our economics.
OG Moonpig (29 days ago)
Well at least the housing bubble will finally crash if nafta is deleted to save the government welfare farming jobs
Mr407Mike (29 days ago)
Regardless, the drama queen conservatives will still cry.
Rob M (27 days ago)
Minimum wage hikes led to layoffs as predicted while the price of goods increased. There was no net benefit, if you understand how market economics work at all you will understand why minimum wage hikes do not decrease but increase poverty.
Mr407Mike (29 days ago)
+DAvid Osborn - Apparently its conservatives suffering in poverty. I see they voted to limit min wage to $14 in Ontario. Cry away.
Reagan Pup (29 days ago)
Conservatives are the boy who cried wolf. Nobody believes their outrage anymore.
David Osborn (29 days ago)
Yes, as long as Canada continues to suffer in poverty while surrounded by vast resources, I will cry. 😥
Remy Hodgekinson (29 days ago)
You're trying really hard. If only you would try that hard to get a job...
whushaw (29 days ago)
"Confident"
Ducky datduckbro (29 days ago)
First