Canada invokes 1977 pipeline treaty with U.S. again over Line 5 dispute

By Thomson Reuters Aug 29, 2022 | 2:22 PM

Ottawa (Reuters) – Canada invoked a 1977 pipeline treaty on Monday with the United States for the second time to trigger negotiations to settle a long running dispute over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 pipeline, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said.

“In the forthcoming negotiations with the United States under the treaty, Canada is committed to working constructively to find a solution that responds to the interests of communities, respects Canada’s rights under the treaty and ensures the continued and safe supply of energy to central Canada,” Joly said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)