B.C. HEADS TO COURT IN AL­BERTA TO STOP FUEL RE­STRIC­TION

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Bri­tish Columbia is pre­par­ing to file a law­suit as early as next week to have Al­berta’s new fuel re­stric­tion law de­clared un­con­sti­tu­tional. At­tor­ney-gen­eral David Eby, pic­tured, says B.C. will file its law­suit in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Al­berta. He says B.C. will ap­ply for an in­junc­tion and seek dam­ages if Al­berta uses the new law to re­strict fuel flows to the West Coast. The Al­berta gov­ern­ment is ex­pected to pass its Pre­serv­ing Canada’s Eco­nomic Pros­per­ity Act as early as to­day. Kath­leen Gan­ley, Al­berta’s jus­tice min­is­ter and solic­i­tor gen­eral, says in a let­ter to Eby that Bill 12 pro­tects Al­berta’s eco­nomic in­ter­ests and those of all Cana­di­ans. The le­gal dis­pute be­tween Al­berta and B.C. is part of an on­go­ing and es­ca­lat­ing feud over the $7.4 bil­lion Trans-mountain pipe­line.

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