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Canada's top court won't hear appeal in attempt to stop TMX

Federal opposition parties are promising new information about the costs of the Trans Mountain pipeline in a morning news conference in Ottawa. Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Supreme Court of Canada is further paving the way for the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to go ahead

Canada's top court is refusing to hear an appeal from some B.C. First Nations and environmental groups

The controversial pipeline expansion project received a second approval last year

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Supreme Court of Canada has denied several groups a chance to argue against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in court. It’s refusing the hear arguments to appeal the decision made by the Federal Court when it approved the project for a second time, last year.

The Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations were among those hoping the court would overturn a decision by the federal court.

They have said to expect an increase in civil disobedience if the project goes through.

More to come.