Natural Resources

Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, this is a question for the Prime Minister of critical importance for federal-provincial relations and jurisdiction.

If the Premier of British Columbia continues to maintain that British Columbians and the Government of British Columbia reject Enbridge’s twin toxic pipelines, will the Prime Minister agree to rescind approval and respect the province of British Columbia’s jurisdiction and the collective will of British Columbians, or does he intend to force it down our throats?

Kelly Block:  Mr. Speaker, we have been clear that projects will only move forward if they are safe for Canadians and safe for the environment. After carefully reviewing the independent regulator’s report, the government accepts the recommendation to impose 209 conditions on the project. It will be up to the proponent to show the regulator and Canadians that those conditions have been met.