PipelinesCanada Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Project Could Unleash Canadian Political War Markham Hislop 2017/05/19 Log in to post comments Email this page 62 While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion, political opponents in British Columbia could still mount a guerilla campaign to hinder the pipeline system project. Despite Trans Mountain Expansion receiving approval from the Canadian energy regulator and the green light from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, opponents aren’t giving up. What they’re really hoping for is a minority government headed by a socialist premier who has already declared his hostility to the project. The May 9 British Columbia election ended with a “hung legislature,” that is, none of the three main political parties won the 44 seats needed for a majority. Incumbent Liberal premier Christy Clark—a supporter of Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (NYSE: KMI) pipeline from Alberta to the West Coast—came close with 43 seats. Next was John Horgan, leader of the leftist New Democratic Party with 41, followed by Andrew Weaver’s Green Party with three.