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Senator Doug Black disappointed by slow and incomplete Federal Government plan on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project following his September 4 letter to the Prime Minister suggesting a constructive roadmap to resolve the Trans Mountain Pipeline challenges: “The Government has at last reacted by instructing the National Energy Board (NEB) to take into account the marine shipping and specie…
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Senator Doug Black proposes constructive roadmap on Trans Mountain Challenges

News Release Alberta elected Senator Doug Black has proposed a constructive roadmap to the Government of Canada to expeditiously resolve the current Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion challenges. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Senator Black outlines five points that the Government should take immediately. Quick Facts The Senate adopted Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act on May 22, 2018; with support from Senators representing all regions of Canada…
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Senator Doug Black recognizes outstanding Alberta Youth with the Senator’s Contribution Award

News Release Alberta Senator Doug Black is delighted to award 91 outstanding Alberta graduating students, who through their hard work and determination have made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of their community or their school. The Senator’s Contribution Award is presented to a deserving high school graduating student nominated by their school. Created last year as part of Canada150, this year, the Senator’s Contribution Award focuses o…
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Senator Doug Black’s Trans Mountain Bill wins Senate Approval

News Release Ottawa, May 23, 2018 – Alberta elected Senator Doug Black was successful in having his Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act pass third reading in the Senate without amendment. Following a vigorous debate, the bill received overwhelming support from Senators. The results of the vote continue to demonstrate the Senate’s confidence in the need for pipelines to ensure Canada’s energy products reach world markets. The Bill now moves to the House…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill S-245 Trans mountain Pipline Project Act, third reading speech

Hon. Douglas Black moved third reading of Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. Colleagues, I have the privilege this afternoon of rising on third reading of Bill S-245. The intent of the bill before this chamber is to declare Trans Mountain Pipeline to be for the general advantage of Canada. There are two principal reasons for this bill. The first reason is that it provi…
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Senate Transport Committee Sends Trans-Mountain Bill Down the Line

News Release Ottawa, May 10, 2018 – The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, Bill S-245, sponsored by Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black and seconded by BC Senator Richard Neufeld, achieved another milestone last night. The adoption of the bill by the Transport and Communications Committee without amendments, reaffirms the Senate’s confidence in the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the project after an extensive and rigorous review. The Bill will now move…
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Senator Doug Black to appear before Senate committee on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act

Advisory Ottawa, April 30, 2018 – On Tuesday, members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications will question Senator Doug Black on his public bill, Bill S-245, Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, which is currently at the committee stage. Bill S-245 would ensure that the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and any related works are not frustrated or delayed. The bill would also declare that the project is for the general advantage of Canada. Date…
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Senate takes decisive action to protect jobs and the economy

News Release Ottawa, April 25, 2018 – The Senate demonstrated confidence in the National Energy’s Boards rigorous review and approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project with the adoption at 2nd reading Bill S-245, the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act. The purpose of this Bill, is to ensure that the Government of Canada has an unfettered legal ability to ensure the pipeline is built, that the rule of law is respected, and that Canada affirms to the world that p…
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Senator Doug Black calls for action by the Federal Government on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Ottawa, April 8, 2018 – Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement following Kinder Morgan’s announcement of their suspension of non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Expansion Project: “I am shocked and deeply disappointed for all Canadians by the lack of action from the Federal Government which has brought us to this brink. My worst fears have been realised. “I call on the Prime Minister to immediatel…
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Senator Black delivers Speech on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act

News Release Ottawa, March 28, 2018 – Senator Doug Black delivered his 2nd reading speech on Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, a bill he introduced last month. This important bill recognizes the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project as in the national interest and critical to the future prosperity of Canada’s economy. The bill was seconded by BC Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld. The bill proposes to use the declaratory power of the Constitution Act, a…
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