If the federal government slashed its transfer payments to provinces that engage in constitutional or legal challenges of policies Ottawa deems to be in the national interest, is Jason Kenney saying he would expect no less of Justin Trudeau if and when one or more Conservative-led provinces set out to fight the Liberal carbon-pricing plan in court?
B.C. Premier John Horgan, left, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, pictured at the First Ministers' meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2017.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
MONTREAL—In the increasingly fiery debate over the planned expansion of the Alberta/B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline, there is no mystery about the conflicting end games of the three governments embroiled in the dispute.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas