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OIL AND GAS - Constitutional powers and ownership - Constitutional law - Federal jurisdiction - Pipelines - Inter-provincial

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 @ 11:30 AM | By John Carson

Appeal by the City of Burnaby from a ruling that the National Energy Board (NEB) had jurisdiction to limit Burnaby’s ability to enforce bylaws when they conflicted with the National Energy Board Act. Trans Mountain, operator of a petroleum pipeline routed through Burnaby, contravened several Burnaby bylaws in the course of expanding its pipeline by cutting down trees, clearing vegetation, drilling boreholes and operating heavy machinery. A ruling was issued by the NEB confirming that Trans Mountain was authorized to enter onto Crown or private land...