Provincial Top Court Unanimous:  B.C. Can’t Impose Pipeline Killing Environmental Laws

The verdict? B.C’s top court said proposed legislation to limit the flow of increased amounts of “heavy oil” into B.C. would be in direct conflict with federal jurisdiction over interprovincial pipelines. Their decision was unanimous. Written by Justice Mary Newbury, the66-page ruling states that “Even if it were not intended to ‘single out’ the TMX pipeline,

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Oilpatch Overtime Pay Under Threat

Bill 66 is a coordinated effort among Conservatives to suppress wages and workplace rights, says Alberta Federation of Labour. Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP) in Alberta, has been trying to reassure working Albertans that his party’s plan to change the system for calculating overtime pay is no big deal. But that

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