Federal Liberals nervous as B.C. political shake-up tests pipeline approval

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a roundtable discussion with business leaders in Rome, Italy, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press, May 30, 2017

OTTAWA — Federal Liberals are nervous about the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project as a political shake-up in British Columbia seems likely to produce a provincial government that opposes the plan.

Liberals waited anxiously throughout the day for details of a deal between B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and were greeted at day’s end by news the deal had not only been signed, but specifically included a plan to oppose the pipeline.

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