Whoops. Too late, they did.
How did we end up here? The NDP government tried to assert their right as a provincial government to protect rivers, streams and our coastline.
As it turns out, the environment wasn’t considered in this judgement, only a jurisdiction issue.
Which strikes me as odd, as the means the federal government used to initially approve #kmx was through a provincially signed “equivalency agreement”. Theoretically, if an agreement such as this can be approved, it can be repealed too.
Interesting words used in Andrew Wilkinson’s comments today that the BC govt was “smacked down”. Mr Hubris should remind Andy that it took the Supreme Court 20 minutes to “smack down” the BC Liberal government anti-teacher laws (after the BC appeals court upheld the BC Liberal government position).
This isn’t over yet. Not by a long shot.