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Canada‘Stay tuned’: Jason Kenney to proclaim ‘turn off the taps’ bill, won’t use it yet

22:46  30 april  2019
22:46  30 april  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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+ Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pledging to go ahead with signing so-called “ turn off the taps ” legislation into law, but says he won ’ t be using it just yet . During the provincial election campaign, Kenney promised to proclaim Bill 12

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney proclaimed a bill that would allow the province to turn off the taps of oil and gas shipments to B.C., but the premier says he

‘Stay tuned’: Jason Kenney to proclaim ‘turn off the taps’ bill, won’t use it yet© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson Alberta Premier Jason Kenney addresses the United Conservative caucus in Edmonton on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pledging to go ahead with signing so-called "turn off the taps" legislation into law, but says he won't be using it just yet.

During the provincial election campaign, Kenney promised to proclaim Bill 12, written as a response to B.C. government opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, "within an hour of being sworn in."

Answering reporters questions after his swearing-in on Tuesday, Kenney said the bill would be in effect soon -- though he had no immediate plans to curtail shipments of gasoline to B.C.

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Kenney proclaims turn - off - the - taps law, but won ' t use it on B.C. yet | Power & Politics - Продолжительность: 10:43 CBC News 25 693 Just stay tuned ,” Kenney said. Alberta doesn’ t intend to ‘ turn off the taps at this time’. New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is asked about Bill 12

Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pledging to go ahead with signing so-called “ turn off the taps ” legislation into law, but says he won ’ t be using it just yet . During the provincial election campaign, Kenney promised to proclaim Bill 12, written as a response to B.C

"We will obviously keep our electoral commitment to proclaim Bill 12, just stay tuned," Kenney said.

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"But I've been clear it is not our intention to reduce shipments or turn off the tap at this time. We simply want to demonstrate that our government is serious about defending the vital economic interests of Alberta."

Continuing court actions by B.C. cities and its provincial government to block the Trans Mountain project, or to restrict the transportation of bitumen through British Columbia, have fueled anger in economically struggling Alberta.

The Alberta NDP passed Bill 12 — legislation to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators on how much product could be shipped and when — last spring. However, the bill was not proclaimed into force or used.

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Bill 12, or the Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, would allow the government to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators Kenney proclaims turn - off - the - taps law, but won ' t use it on B.C. yet | Power & Politics - Продолжительность: 10:43 CBC News 26 047 просмотров.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he will launch a constitutional challenge against Bill -69, the federal government's overhaul of the Kenney proclaims turn - off - the - taps law, but won ' t use it on B.C. yet | Power & Politics - Продолжительность: 10:43 CBC News 26 047 просмотров.

Making use of the legislation was one of Kenney's key talking points on the campaign trail, with the candidate at one point bombastically promising to create a "carbon-free Vancouver by 2020."

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Industry analysts have predicted using the law could push Metro Vancouver's already surging gas prices above $2 per litre.

B.C. attempted to challenge Bill 12 as unconstitutional last year. However, the suit was rejected because the judge said the province had to wait until the law was in force.

Earlier this spring, B.C. Attorney General David Eby said the province was ready to head back to court should Alberta bring the bill into force.

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B.C.'s request for injunction against Alberta turn-off-the-taps law delayed 1 month.
B.C.'s request for an injunction against Alberta's Bill 12, which would allow the province to restrict shipments of oil and gas to B.C., has been delayed one month. B.C. Attorney General David Eby's office confirmed the hearing has been tentatively rescheduled for June 6. The hearing was originally scheduled to be held at the Calgary Courts Centre Tuesday morning. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney enacted the bill into law on April 30, shortly after he and his new cabinet were sworn in. In response, B.C. filed legal paperwork at Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench for an injunction and constitutional challenge on May 1.

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