Horgan unmoved on Trans Mountain


"We remain committed to ensuring we're protecting our jurisdiction in this regard".

"Today in the meeting, one of the things we discussed was the fact that the federal government, along with the Government of Alberta, has commenced discussions with Kinder Morgan to establish a financial relationship that will eliminate investor risk", Notley said.

"I felt no threats or intimidation", Horgan said.

However, B.C. won't drop its federal court challenge of the pipeline expansion, with Horgan telling reporters that a court challenge was the logical way to deal with jurisdictional conflicts.

The Trans Mountain project would twin an existing oil pipeline that extends from central Alberta to the west coast.

The meeting comes just a week after Kinder Morgan announced that it was suspending all non-essential work on the $7.4 billion project, citing what it called "extraordinary political risks".

The move has been the subject of a heated trade battle between B.C. and Alberta since January and has seen almost 200 people arrested for demonstrating at Kinder Morgan work sites in Burnaby.

Premier John Horgan was questioned last week by Prince George - Valemount MLA Shirley Bond about the recently suspended Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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"He didn't go into the details with me".

"Construction will go ahead", said Trudeau, who is under increasing pressure from the business community and opposition politicians to take action amid fears the dispute could hit already flagging foreign investment.

"At the end of the day we agreed that there may well be an opportunity for us to have officials address some of the gaps that we perceive to be in the Oceans Protection Plan", Horgan said in a press conference.

"This specific meeting was very much about bringing together two premiers who have very clear differences in approaches and, particularly, impressing upon British Columbia that the federal government will be exerting its constitutional authority to move forward on projects in the national interest that cross provincial boundaries", he said.

"We are going to get the pipeline built".

The prime minister didn't shy away from criticizing Horgan.

Trudeau, speaking after an emergency summit with the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia, said "we are actively pursuing legislative options that will assert and reinforce the government of Canada's jurisdiction in this matter". Notley has suggested her province buy a stake to get the project moving, while threatening to cut crude supplies to British Columbia in retaliation.