OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada as expected on Tuesday approved a hotly contested proposal to expand a crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but most likely angering environmental groups.
Construction on the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is planned to start this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, earlier said Ottawa expected legal challenges against the approval.
Reporting by David Ljunggren and Kelsey Johnson; editing by Jonathan Oatis
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