Sundry municipal and First Nations leaders from across Metro Vancouver are intersection at noon Monday to provide an update on their fight against the Trans Mountain coming expansion project.
The conference comes the day after the duelling premiers of B.C. and Alberta met Prime Serve Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to discuss the future of the Kinder Morgan proposal — a meeting during which Trudeau and Notley reiterated their commitment to conjure up the project through, while Horgan maintained his opposition.
First Polities leaders and city mayors announced the joint event at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, in delicate of Sunday’s summit.
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Lofty Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Bob Chamberlin, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan — all of whom procure long opposed the pipeline expansion — will be joined by members and elder statesmen from the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations.
NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who is cladding charges for defying a court order to protest outside Kinder Morgan capital goods, is also on the list of scheduled speakers.
Premiers meet PM
Trudeau wasn’t time to meet Horgan or Notley any time soon, as he juggled official travels to Peru, France and the U.K. He announced the last-minute summit during a stopover in Ottawa.
“I wanted to be able to sit down with the premier of British Columbia, the top-ranking of Alberta together, and discuss issues of the national interest and demonstrate the federal ministry’s’ commitment to getting this project built.
“The Trans Mountain ready expansion is of vital strategic interest to Canada,” Trudeau communicated following the two-hour meeting. “It will be built.”
It’s been just floor a week since Kinder Morgan announced it was stopping all non-essential throw away on the pipeline project. The company gave the Trudeau government until the end of May to put someones mind at rest its investors the pipeline would be built.
Those leading the opposition in B.C. declared the spending stoppage threw the entire project into doubt.
Horgan has staked his authority’s survival on opposing the pipeline, while Notley says her province’s money-making health depends on the project.