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Vancouver mayor 'not giving up' Trans Mountain fight after city's court challenge denied

FILE: NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attend a rally in Burnaby against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion project on March 23rd, 2018. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver’s mayor is pleased six challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline will be heard by the Federal Court of Appeal, even though the city’s application has been denied.

Kennedy Stewart says he’s not giving up on stopping the pipeline, saying the city is looking at ways they can support the arguments filed by Indigenous groups.

“This project is still bad for Vancouver: very, very bad. It’s bad for the environment. It doesn’t help our economy and I feel like we have to do everything we can to stop it,” he says.

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He says he will do whatever he can to support them, but that won’t include getting arrested for protesting.

Stewart’s opposition to the multi-billion dollar expansion led to his arrest on Burnaby Mountain when he was still the MP for Burnaby-South in 2018.