Dwight Newman discusses the Energy East pipeline on CTV News Channel.

Dwight Newman discusses the Energy East pipeline on CTV News Channel.

Macdonald-Laurier Institute Senior Fellow Dwight Newman spoke with CTV News Channel on Wednesday to discuss the provinces’ legal rights to make demands for transportation projects such as the Energy East pipeline.

On Wednesday Newman published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail explaining why premiers have no constitutional right to make demands on interprovincial energy projects.

“Legally they don’t have a basis to set so-called ‘conditions’ for something that’s an interprovincial transportation project”, he told CTV News Channel. “Constitutionally that’s within the jurisdiction of the federal government to approve or not”.

Earlier this week Ontario and Quebec submitted seven demands for the Energy East project.

To watch the CTV interview, click here.

Newman also did interviews with CBC TV, News Talk 770 in Calgary, 660 News in Calgary, the John Gormley Live show and the Daily Oil Bulletin.

The research was the subject of a column by Barry Cooper in the Calgary Herald.