Scott Thompson: Kinder Morgan pipeline debate more about extremism than the environment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to pull an abrupt U-turn from his trip to Peru for the Summit of the Americas to return home to discipline two fighting provinces.

Alberta wants to move its oil product to market via the expanded Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to ships in Burnaby. British Columbia, though, says no way.

Trans Mountain pipeline battle continues, B.C. still plans on going ahead with legal case

The PM has been less than proactive on the B.C. government’s obstruction of an already federally-approved project.

That is what has led to his about-face this past weekend, returning from overseas to Ottawa for a meeting which lasted just under two hours with both premiers.

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