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Bill 12 proclaimed by cabinet

Last Updated May 1, 2019 at 6:50 am MDT

Pipes are seen at the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain facility in Edmonton on April 6, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jason Kenney says Bill 12, the legislation to cut off oil to B.C., has been proclaimed by cabinet.

The new premier made the declaration in an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun and other Postmedia papers.

In it, Kenney writes that ‘preserving Canada’s economic prosperity act’ gives the Alberta government the ability to curtail oil shipments from our province, but adds they didn’t do it to reduce energy shipments to B.C., but have the power to protect Alberta’s ability to get full value for its resources should circumstances require.

Earlier on Tuesday, Kenney wouldn’t say if the bill would be proclaimed in that first cabinet meeting as he campaigned on.

The B.C. government has indicated it would appeal any such legislation arguing that it’s unconstitutional.

Both Kenney and Energy Minister Sonya Savage will speak on Bill 12, Wednesday morning at the legislature.