In British Columbia, Premier John Horgan said, "Tens of thousands of B.C.jobs depend on pristine coastal and inland waters".
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government doesn't plan on holding on to ownership of the pipeline, and is looking to sell it to investors at some point in the future.
Alberta premier Rachel Notley, whose government recently passed legislation allowing the province to restrict oil shipments, said on Twitter that the deal "puts people to work building the pipeline right away and it will help us build up the things that matter to working families, such as our schools and our hospitals". The cost? $4.5 billion in taxpayers money.
"I made a promise to the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueum First Nations that I would stand with them in opposing this disastrous pipeline and tanker project", she said in a press release.
For its part, the Trudeau government greenlighted Trans Mountain in November 2016 and has long insisted the project is in the national interest because Canada loses $15 billion every year as a result of now limited access to export markets outside the U.S.
This despite Obama's hypocritical veto of the Keystone XL pipeline to move Alberta's oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast. "The need for federal tax payers to purchase this project have exposed fundamental flaws in the regulatory systems at all levels of government".
Kinder Morgan had set a Thursday deadline to gain certainty over the project or abandon it altogether.
One man said he thought the project would be profitable for Canada.
Now, with Kinder Morgan threatening to scrap its $7.4-billion, Alberta-to-Burnaby pipeline, it's clear Trudeau was determined not to strike out completely.
"As part of the agreement, the Government of Canada has agreed to fund the resumption of TMEP planning and construction work by guaranteeing TMEP's expenditures under a separate Federal Government recourse credit facility until the transaction closes", Kinder Morgan said.
"This is a great set of assets that we are now expanding and expect to continue to find opportunities to expand in the future", Kean said. Kinder Morgan had paused non-essential spending on the project over disputes between provincial governments in Alberta and B.C.
"We are pleased to have worked with the federal government to ensure construction resumes, certainty is increased and Albertans and all Canadians enjoy the many benefits of having the project go forward", Notley said in a statement. They have also asked the court to reopen its evidentiary record, more than six months after hearings concluded, to consider new evidence uncovered by a National Observer investigation that revealed public servants were instructed to find a way to approve the project before the government had concluded consultations with First Nations.
"To investors considering Canada as a place to build big, important, transformative projects like the Trans Mountain expansion, we want you to know that you have a partner in Ottawa", Morneau said.
Mike Hudema, a climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace Canada, said the government "has just signed up to captain the Titanic of tar sands oil pipelines, putting it on a collision course with its commitments to indigenous rights and the Paris climate agreement".
Still, the federal government approved the pipeline in November 2016, on the condition that it meet 157 conditions related to its impact on Indigenous communities, environmental impacts and myriad other areas. A lack of capacity in pipelines or in rail cars to ship oil produced in Alberta is also hurting Canada's energy sector.