BC sues Alberta

The simmering battle between British Columbia and Alberta heated up again on Tuesday as B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench.

This follows last week’s approval of legislation making it possible for Alberta to limit how much oil is transported through Kinder Morgan's pipeline to B.C.

Attorney General David Eby has just announced BC’s “next legal steps” after Alberta approved a new piece of legislation last week that would limit how much oil is shipped to B.C.

Premier John Horgan previously said if the bill was passed, his government would sue and he is following through on that promise.

“You are being sued. You are the Defendant,” reads a claim filed by BC government in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

Horgan has also accused the federal government of unnecessarily putting taxpayers money at risk by offering financial protection for Kinder Morgan’s investors as the Trans Mountain pipeline drags on.

Yesterday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced she’s not taking part in this week’s Western premiers conference which starts tonight in Yellowknife.

She says she’s sending her deputy premier, so she can focus on working out a deal with Kinder Morgan Canada and the federal government to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is completed — with or without support from BC.

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