As the pipeline feud continues between Alberta and B.C., the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) says Justin Trudeau will sit down with both provincial leaders on Sunday.
PMO spokesperson Chantal Gagnon says Trudeau, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Rachel Notley of Alberta will try to work out a solution to the pipeline expansion.
Horgan and his NDP government is seeking a court ruling to determine if the province has the jurisdiction to ban additional shipments of oil from Alberta to study diluted bitumen spill cleanup, prevention and preparedness.
Notley is set to introduce a bill next week to restrict oil shipments to B.C., which would send gas prices soaring at the pumps if passed.
The twinning of the pipeline seemed more in jeopardy after Kinder Morgan announced it would stop all non-essential work and spending on the project Sunday.
The company has given the government a May 31 deadline to solve the dispute with the assurance the project would get completed without more delays.
Trudeau is off to Peru for the Summit of Americas Thursday but will return to Ottawa to meet with Horgan and Notley.
The Prime Minister will continue his travels Monday to Europe.
The federal government gave the Kinder Morgan expansion the green light in 2016 and has jurisdiction for the pipeline, but Horgan has thrown up a number of roadblocks to delay construction.
With files from the Canadian Press.