Canada’s premiers have taken a “major step forward” on climate change while endorsing the need for urgent approval of oil pipelines, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said Thursday.

The proposal to ship Alberta crude to Atlantic Canada had the strongest backing in the west, namely Alberta and Saskatchewan with 87 per cent and 78 per cent, respectively.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejected the idea that TransCanada's Energy East pipeline could divide the Canadian public.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has weighed in on the Energy East controversy, after the Quebec government sought an injunction against TransCanada over the proposed pipeline.

The Quebec government is expected to call on TransCanada to ensure its proposed Energy East pipeline complies with the province's environmental laws, Radio-Canada has learned.

TransCanada Corporation and Carry the Kettle First Nation announced today they have reached the terms for an agreement that sets out the vision of a collaborative and respectful long-term relationship.

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