"Some people have expressed concerns about the jobs that could be affected if it doesn't go ahead, there are not long-term jobs but there are some construction jobs", she added.
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For his part, Morneau vowed to consider all options to get Kinder Morgan Inc.'s stalled pipeline project moving again, but he shed little light on what measures are on the table.
Horgan and his NDP government is seeking a court ruling to determine if the province has the jurisdiction to ban additional shipments of oil from Alberta to study diluted bitumen spill cleanup, prevention and preparedness.
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"Because we believe as British Columbians we should have jurisdiction over our province, it's a bit odd that now there's suddenly this angst because of a business decision that was made in a Texas board room".
"I will say that he did assure me the Canadian government plans to take swift action on this file", she said on a conference call after the meeting.
"They tried to do energy going east and there was a huge outcry in Quebec", Conroy noted.
The objective of the itinerary change is to convene a Sunday meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley "to discuss next steps for moving the Trans Mountain Expansion project forward", the prime minister's office said in a statement. It has set a deadline of May 31 for talks with various stakeholders to reach an agreement that could allow the project to proceed.
"B.C. intransigents or guerilla warfare in terms of using strategically the courts to try and delay and slow things", he said.
He also declined to detail what has been said in recent conversations between the government and Kinder Morgan. "If Alberta or the federal government invest in or buys the Kinder Morgan pipeline BC's approach won't change".
"We have the resolve to use all tools - legal, regulatory, financial - to make sure that we get this project done".
Finance Minister Bill Morneau met with Notley in Toronto early Wednesday evening.
Following an emergency federal cabinet meeting Tuesday in Ottawa, Morneau wouldn't speculate on whether penalizing B.C. financially - such as by withholding transfer payments - remained an option.