Why B.C., Alberta are ending their pipeline standoff

Last week saw a remarkable shift in the pipeline standoff between B.C. and Alberta over the contentious problem of getting Alberta’s oil to B.C. ports, for shipment to Asia.

Until recently, government officials on both sides of the Rockies had described this particular interprovincial relationship as “frosty.” With neither side even willing to seriously discuss it.

But now, with B.C.’s spring election fading in the rear-view mirror, it appears the Liberal government’s hard line over transporting Alberta’s oil is starting to defrost — rapidly…more

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