A new coal mine proposed in B.C.’s Elk River Valley highlights the need for a long-overdue cross-border investigation into water quality and an end to coal mining in the region, some environmental groups argue.
Natural Resources Minister Tory Rushton made the announcement on Friday, shortly after the two-member Clean Electricity Task Force released its report calling for the creation two new entities: an independent operator to control energy system planning, and an independent energy regulator.
In a letter dated Thursday, the Alberta Energy Regulator says it has decided the Grassy Mountain proposal should be considered an advanced project and be exempt from a ministerial order banning coal development along the province's eastern slopes.
The budget also pledges to introduce a home flipping tax to deter real estate speculators and a commitment to provide one cycle of free invitro fertilization to anyone who wants to start a family, Finance Minister Katrine Conroy said Thursday.
Trudeau accused Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre of "spreading lies" about the Liberal government's upcoming online harms legislation — even while supporting a bill that would create online restrictions.