The Trans Mountain Expansion Project – A Policy Case Study – REVISED

Sarah Frose and George Hoberg
August 30, 2018

In a stunning development in Canadian politics today, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the Canadian government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The court found two major flaws. First, it ruled the NEB erred by not including tankers when it established the scope of its project. Second, it ruled the federal government did not demonstrate it engaged in a “genuine and sustained effort to pursue meaningful, two-way dialogue” with First Nations.

Now construction on the pipeline cannot proceed unless and until the government corrects these serious deficiencies.

We’ve updated our policy case to account for this major new development. Link to PDF is below. A website is coming shortly

Trans Mountain Expansion Project – Policy Case V2

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