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B.C. wins appeal to be Trans Mountain intervener, but not without judicial rebuke

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 2:48 PM | By Terry Davidson

A federal appeal judge has granted British Columbia intervener status in legal wrangling over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project — but not without lambasting the province for dragging its feet in entering the fray and being “blasé” in its approach.

Justice David Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal granted the wish of B.C.’s new NDP government to be an intervener in Tsleil-Waututh v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 FCA 174, a case pitting various Indigenous and environmental groups against Ottawa’s approval of Trans Mountain, a $7.4...