In its 4-1 majority decision, the Court said that the law "constitutes a profound invasion into provincial legislative jurisdiction and provincial propriety rights."
"The unavoidable effect of the [No-More-Pipelines law] would be the centralization of the governance of Canada to the point that this country would no longer be recognized as a real federation," wrote the four judges on Alberta's highest Court.
They went on to say that the federal government does not have "the constitutional right to appropriate the birthright and economic future of the citizens of a province."
Not only is this a huge win for our province and our right as Albertans to responsibly develop our resources, it is also vindication of our strategy to fight for a Fair Deal for Alberta and get results.
Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Trudeau said today that he will appeal this decision and we will fight him every step of the way.
I believe that the majority of Canada's provinces will stand up for the Canadian federation, for the constitution, and for jobs and the economy by supporting Alberta when this reaches the Supreme Court of Canada.
The No-More-Pipelines law is no longer in effect, but the fight is not over.