Campaigning NDP leader Singh says Ottawa should be 'open to no' on Trans Mountain pipeline

Campaigning NDP leader Singh says Ottawa should be ‘open to no’ on Trans Mountain pipeline

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[CBC News] Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to terminate the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline if consultations do not end in “partnership” and “buy-in” from all the communities along the route.

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Singh, who doesn’t currently hold a seat in the House of Commons, is now running in the federal byelection in Burnaby South, a community where many have deep concerns about the pipeline and its expansion. Voters go to the polls Feb. 25.

‘Open to no’

Singh said Ottawa should be “open to no” after its second round of consultations with First Nations.

Last August, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed licensing for the $7.4 billion expansion project, telling the Trudeau government it would have to do further “meaningful” consultation with First Nations and that concerns about increased tanker traffic had not been adequately addressed.

This article continues at [CBC News] Abandon Trans Mountain if consultations fail to satisfy all Indigenous stakeholders, says Singh

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