Federal gov’t insists Trans Mountain pipeline will be built: Minister

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The federal government insisted Thursday that it’ll step in when necessary to ensure the Trans Mountain expansion project gets built, as it announced a restructuring of the process that saw the project approved.

Speaking in Calgary, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said the update to how major projects are assessed in Canada will restore public trust in the process, but that the government stands by its approval of Trans Mountain and won’t let any province obstruct its progress.

“The government of Canada, as this process plays through, will be absolutely alert to any attempts to delay this project,” said Carr. “If there is an attempt by any government to infringe on federal jurisdiction in the national interest, then the government of Canada will intervene.”

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Canadian Press – February 8, 2018.

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