Premier Brain Pallister met with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa earlier this week to try and find common ground on a proposed hydro line so Manitoba can sell surplus electricity to Minnesota.

The transmission corridor needs federal approval before it can go ahead.

The hydro line has met some objections from Indigenous groups around the province, who says their concerns haven’t been heard.

Trudeau’s government is concerned that with a hasty approval, the project could meet the same fate as the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, and end up in court.

Pallister pointed out that Winnipeg MP and Liberal minister Jim Carr has advocated for the project as it would make cross-border trade easier.

Manitoba Hydro generates more electricity than the province uses and some say selling it would be good for its bottom line.