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Court ruling on Trans Mountain good news for Alberta: Ceci

Last Updated May 25, 2018 at 7:44 am MDT

Alberta’s finance minister is happy with two B.C. Supreme Court rulings in favour of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

The court ruled Thursday against the city of Vancouver and Squamish First Nation which were challenging environmental assessment certificates issued by the province’s previous
Liberal government.

Joe Ceci told CityNews, he wasn’t surprised by the court’s decisions.

“I think it’s 15, 16 or 17 to zero in terms of challenges against the [Trans Mountain] pipeline and the approval process it went through,” he said.

“It’s good news for Alberta. It’s good news for [Trans Mountain] obviously. It just shows that the approval process this pipeline went through was the highest of any project that’s out there.”

The ruling said the province’s decision to issue the certificate was reasonable and also found the province conducted appropriate and sufficient consultation with the First Nation.