Burnaby/Fraser Valley – (with files from Huffington Post, Canadian Press) – Fraser Valley and Sto:lo First Nations Chief and elder Ernie Crey that hopes to someday own a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline is encouraged that the Supreme Court of Canada’s dismissal of an appeal by the anti-project City of Burnaby inches the expansion closer to construction.
“I have the feeling, at the end of the day, it’s going to clear all the hurdles that remain of a legal nature and so I’m happy at this ruling,” said Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey.
Burnaby’s Mayor Derek Corrigan, who launched the initial legal challenge, said as a lawyer, he knew that this case was doomed from the start however he will keep up the fight.
Hundreds of people including Green Leader/politician Elizabeth May, have been arrested for physically trying to block construction crews at the Burnaby Mountain Refinery site.
Last Spring, Burnaby asked the Supreme Court of Canada to consider a lower court decision that denied the West Coast city leave to appeal a ruling by the National Energy Board.
The City has lost the fight.
In their media release, Kinder Morgan simply referred media to the CBC web site story.