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Conservatives urge Ottawa to intervene in new threat to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline...

Globe & Mail: 'Ottawa is being pressed to intervene in a new threat to the massive Line 5 energy pipeline: a legal effort by a Wisconsin Indigenous band to shut down the line’s operations across its land.


'The federal government this week revealed it has no plans to file an amicus brief opposing a bid in a U.S. federal court by the Bad River Band for an injunction to shut down Line 5′s transit across its territory on the south shore of Lake Superior.


'Canada’s conduct in this case stands in contrast to how it’s handled the original threat to Line 5′s operation: a continuing effort by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to stop Line 5′s operations across the Great Lakes for fear of an oil spill. Ottawa not only filed more than one legal brief in opposition to Ms. Whitmer’s effort but also invoked a 1977 bilateral treaty to force negotiations with the U.S. government over the Michigan matter.


'The Official Opposition has written Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly asking the government to rethink its decision not to intervene in the Wisconsin case, arguing that it’s an equally significant threat to Line 5.


'The 1,038-kilometre pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. is a crucial energy source for Ontario and Quebec that comes mostly from Western Canada. It takes a route to Ontario through Wisconsin and Michigan before re-entering Canada at Sarnia, Ont.'


The Liberal regime sure likes to fight for everyone's interest except for Canadians. In this, another shakedown (i.e. by corrupt persons disguising their interests as spiritual and environmental), Canadians will come dead last.

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