The House of Commons breaks for a constituency week on Monday and returns May 22, which means that between now and the end of the month, the Commons sits for nine days. Legislation often takes longer than that to become law.
The job of journalists is not to be popular, or go along to get along, but to pursue facts that matter – then let them fall ‘without fear or favour’. Which brings us to Canada’s bitumen bubble, and missing-in-action media coverage, which amounts to malpractice.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions raised in the House of Commons on Tuesday about secret instructions delivered in 2016 to public servants working on the federal review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.
I spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became premier in 2015. Today when I watch her on pipeline and oil issues I ask myself, what happened to the Rachel Notley I knew? And I wonder if the same thing will happen to John Horgan.
High-ranking bureaucrats in the federal government discussed speeding up the review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project in 2016 following a phone call from the company’s chief executive, Ian Anderson, that left officials warning that the pipeline might be “abandoned,” reveal newly-released internal documents.
Once passed, Marg McCuaig-Boyd would be able to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators on how much product could be shipped and when. Violators would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for corporations.
Our political leaders appear to be incapable of envisaging alternatives to the current path of dependence on carbon extraction and exports for revenue and employment, writes political scientist Laurie Adkin.
The federal government will pursue discussions about more financial subsidies for fossil fuel giant Kinder Morgan inside boardrooms in Houston, New York, Toronto and Calgary — but not in public, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday.