Le pétrole fera-t-il éclater l'ordre constitutionnel canadien ?
7 juin 2017
Le blocage possible de Trans Montain. Ottawa réagit et ça devient intéressant. Trudeau appuis une motion des conservateurs :
Trudeau Liberals back motion in support of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal Liberal government has thrown its weight behind an Opposition motion backing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, even as political turmoil in British Columbia threatens the project’s future.
The motion, introduced in the House of Commons by Conservative MP Mark Strahl, affirms that the project has social licence to proceed, is critical to the economy, is environmentally sound and should proceed as planned.
It passed Tuesday by a vote of 252-51, with the backing of the Conservatives and all Liberal MPs, except two B.C. backbenchers who have criticized the project in the past. Terry Beech and Hedy Fry both voted against the project. Neither were available to speak about their vote Tuesday.
“It is easy to give a speech about approving a pipeline in Calgary to oil executives there,” Mr. Strahl said. “It is tougher to come to a skeptical audience in British Columbia and sell the merits of the pipeline. That is what we are calling on him to do. We are calling on the prime minister to come to British Columbia.”
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr last week said the government would support Mr. Strahl’s motion because the project remains a sound one with licence to proceed even if the idea of aligning with the Conservatives is “a source of discomfort.”