Trudeau cited investor confidence as one reason to help Kinder Morgan Canada, part of Kinder Morgan Inc, which plans to nearly triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain line from Alberta to the Pacific province of British Columbia.
"The federal government, along with the government of Alberta, has commenced discussions with Kinder Morgan to establish a financial relationship that will eliminate investor risk", Notley said.
"Except they've taken off the table use of the Constitutional Declaratory Power to bring legal certainty, they've taken off the power a...federal government court reference to the Supreme Court of Canada to steal the march on John Horgan's legal delay tactics in British Columbia and they've taken off the table the most obvious leverage the feds have, which is the power of the purse", he said.
Kinder-Morgan ceased production on the line last week due to persistent protests from environmental activists and First Nations opponents.
Up to this point, we've had a lot of reassurance and a lot of words from the Prime Minister about this project getting built.
The Liberals seem convinced only a small number of their 18 B.C. seats are at risk over approving a pipeline, but on Saturday, Quebec's minister for Canadian relations warned Trudeau it would be a mistake for Ottawa to ram through the project with no regard for provincial rules.
"He has a minority government that's being propped up by a Green Party that is continually lobbying against him and using this as a tool to beat him up with".
The Trudeau government officially approved the project in November 2016, subject to 157 conditions.
McMillan also says that especially from what he heard on Sunday, he is sure that the pipeline will be built.
Speaking before the meeting, a federal government source said past examples of help included a bailout of the auto industry in 2009, federal loan guarantees for a hydro-electric project and Ottawa's investment in an offshore energy project.
"We've been calling for this for months", Conservative leader Andrew Scheer told reporters Sunday.
Horgan emerged from the meeting Sunday showing no intention of letting off on his opposition to the pipeline. "My responsibility is to defend our coasts and to defend the interests of British Columbians, and I'll do that until I'm no longer the premier", he said.
On April 8, the company announced it planned to stop all but essential work on the project, and gave the Canadian government until May 31 to give it the "clarity" it needs, or it would cancel the project.
"We are still waiting on judgements from the Federal Court of Appeal and from the B.C. Superior court which could have the effect of quashing or cancelling approvals that have already been granted" she said. Canadian oil producers have long suffered from a lack of available pipeline capacity to get their product to market, causing the value of Canadian oil to fall compared to producers in the USA and elsewhere.
"This is something we can not accept, the use of chemical weapons on civilians", he said, "and the global community needs to continue to stand extremely strongly as we continue to hold Syria accountable". Canada could lose tens of billions of dollars if new routes to overseas markets aren't developed to shrink a discount on crude from landlocked Alberta.
Pence is in Peru instead of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was supposed to attend but chose to stay home and said earlier this week that he was prepared to "renegotiate forever" to get a good NAFTA deal.