Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically important to Canada's economy and is a good investment.
The court concluded that the National Energy Board made a "critical error" in not considering marine shipping impacts, leading to "unacceptable deficiencies" in its recommendations to the government to greenlight the project.
"When a project like this is under review, it's the federal government's job to ensure there are clear goalposts".
It's a stunning victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the project, which is created to almost triple the amount of tar sands transported from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia.
"Our coast was not considered by the National Energy Board and I feel that those citizens have been vindicated today", said Horgan.
Speaking with reporters ahead of the Saskatchewan Party's annual golf tournament at The Willows in Saskatoon, Moe took time to voice his concerns and urge the government to get the pipeline done quickly.
Morneau said the court decision was part of "important next steps in getting this project built in the right way, and for the benefit of all Canadians".
"Four or five hundred tanker crossings a year will not happen, the risk of a diluted bitumen spill will not increase, it's significant to the orcas, it does not solve all the other problems", says Wilhelmson.
In her decision this morning, Federal Court Justice Eleanor Dawson stated that the National Energy Board had failed to account for tanker traffic in its report, and that the federal government had not fulfilled its duty to adequately consult with Indigenous groups before approving the project.
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The court combined into one case almost two dozen lawsuits filed by First Nations, environmental groups and the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby calling for the energy board's review to be overturned.
The ruling by the Federal Court of Appeal reverses the Canadian government's approval of the troubled multibillion dollar project.
The outcome was not in question as Kinder Morgan Inc. retained about 70 per cent of the shares after spinning off its Canadian assets in a $1.75-billion initial public offering in May of 2017. It was approved by the federal government in 2016.
Back in 2013, shortly after he was first elected Liberal leader, Trudeau headed to the Calgary Petroleum Club, where he accused Stephen Harper's Conservative government of needlessly antagonizing environmentalists and First Nations with an unabashedly pro-energy industry stance that resulted in no new major pipelines being built.
The court has ordered the federal government to redo its Phase 3 consultation - the court said the constitutional obligation to consult was not "adequately discharged in this case" - adding because Indigenous concerns with the project are "specific and focused" the process could be completed in relatively short order.
Trudeau said on Twitter he spoke with Notley on Thursday and "reassured her that the federal government stands by the TMX expansion project and will ensure it moves forward in the right way". The Trans Mountain pipeline would, he said, allow Canada to sell its resources to Asian countries at a better price, rather than continue to be "held hostage" to the American market.
January 11, 2017: B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces her support for the project, saying Kinder Morgan has met five government conditions including a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion. "Alberta has done everything right and we've been let down".
"If the Federal Court strikes down the permit authorizing the pipeline because of inadequate consultation, or for another reason, then I don't see how the pipeline project can proceed - unless or until the Supreme Court reversed that decision", he said.
Kinder Morgan had already won several court victories, including one last week when the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application from the City of Burnaby to overturn a lower court decision.