The Court of Appeal of Alberta has approved a request by ICBA to intervene in the Government of Alberta’s constitutional challenge of a series of Trudeau Government laws that will make it much more difficult to get oil and gas projects approved.

The Trudeau Government opposed ICBA’s intervention request, but Alberta Justice Patricia Rowbotham rejected their argument. “[ICBA] will bring the interests of British Columbia… with practical submissions on the efficiency and  timeliness of approvals of large scale resource extraction and construction projects.”

Notably, the Trudeau Government did not oppose applications by the Canadian Environmental Law Association, Environmental Defence Fund, Mining Watch Canada, Nature Canada, or Ecojustice Canada Society to intervene.

ICBA will file a 10-page argument by April 30. The case is expected to be heard this fall in Calgary.