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CanadaB.C. takes Alberta to court on law that could see gasoline exports cut

23:02  01 may  2019
23:02  01 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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

‘Stay tuned’: Jason Kenney to proclaim ‘turn off the taps’ bill, won’t use it yet "I've been clear it is not our intention to reduce shipments or turn off the tap at this time," said the Alberta premier.

The law was proclaimed a day earlier by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his first day in office. Horgan said he spoke with Kenney by phone after the law was proclaimed. He said while it's "regrettable" the bill was activated, he respects Kenney's stand and thinks the two can work together

When Alberta passed the law a year ago, B . C . challenged it in court . But that case was tossed out because the law had yet to be proclaimed. The latest legal challenge is to be heard Tuesday, said B . C . Attorney General David Eby. The province will argue the Alberta law is unconstitutional because

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EDMONTON — The British Columbia government is taking Alberta to court over a law that could reduce the export of gasoline west.

In a statement of claim filed in Calgary, B.C. says the law, proclaimed Tuesday by Alberta premier Jason Kenney, is unconstitutional.

B.C. Premier John Horgan says he will defend his province's interests the same way Kenney will defend the interests of Alberta.

The so-called turn-off-the-taps law was passed by Alberta's former NDP government as part of an effort to see the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built to the B.C. coast.

Kenney brought the legislation into force shortly after being sworn in this week, saying that, while he doesn't intent to use it now, he will if B.C. stands in the way of the expansion.

Horgan says, despite the court challenge, she thinks he and Kenney can have a positive working relationship.

The Canadian Press

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