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Danielle Smith and Alberta react to Supreme Court Bill C-69 decision, verbatim – Pipeline Online

Oct 16, 2023

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gave a full-throated response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of much of the Impact Assessment Act, previously known as Bill C-69. The Act had a profound impact on Alberta, killing both the Energy East Pipeline project and the $20.6 billion Teck Frontier oil sands project. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Oct. 13, here are her opening remarks, verbatim:

If you believe in fairness, common sense and the sanctity of the Canadian Constitution, today is a great day. We are extremely pleased with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision confirming the unconstitutionality of the federal government’s destructive Impact Assessment Act.

This legislation, also known as the “No More Pipelines Act, but I’ve been calling it the “Don’t Build Anything Anywhere Act,” is an existential threat to Alberta’s economy. It is already responsible for the loss of tens of billions of dollars in investment and 1000s of jobs across the country in many economic sectors.

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