WATCH: Full Reaction to Trans Mountain Court Decision

WATCH: Full Reaction to Trans Mountain Court Decision

Pipes at the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain facility in Edmonton, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

August 31, 2018 9:20amET


Work has stopped, and the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project is again uncertain, after a federal court ruled Thursday that the National Energy Board’s approval process was flawed — and that Indigenous consultation was not thorough enough before cabinet approved the NEB recommendation.

In quashing the government’s order in council, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled the NEB failed to account for the potential impact of additional tanker traffic on the Southern resident killer whale population on the Pacific coast.

Here’s how the reaction played out, beginning with the B.C. First Nation that undertook the legal action:


The federal government had agreed to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan this past spring; company shareholders approved the $4.5-billion sale on the same day as the court decision.

Here’s what Finance Minister Bill Morneau said:


Applauding the decision was British Columbia Premier John Horgan, a Trans Mountain opponent whose government is seeking a constitutional reference for its ability to regulate pipelines coming through the province:


Next to react was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in Winnipeg, criticizing the government’s approach to getting the pipeline built:


And here’s what NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told reporters in Ottawa:

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Read the full decision by the Federal Court of Appeal:

-Andrew Thomson