Victoria Granted Intervener Status
Victoria, B.C. – The provincial government was granted intervener status by the Federal Court of Appeal today regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
The Province says it ensures B.C.’s interests will be presented in court and notes it expects to file its memorandum of fact and law by this Friday.
“We are pleased that the court has granted our government’s application for intervener status in the Federal Court of Appeal. It is also absolutely appropriate and necessary that we have the opportunity to defend British Columbia’s interests in this very important case,” says Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman.
“We will continue to defend B.C.’s coast and the economic and environmental interests that are so important to British Columbians.”
The Federal Court of Appeal is set to begin its hearing on Oct. 2, 2017.