In all of this, the federal government’s assumption appears to be that the obstacles facing Trans Mountain are transitory—that all Ottawa need do is guide the project through a rough patch.
For Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, the Trans Mountain expansion represented a historic compromise: Alberta would sign on to Ottawa’s climate-change agenda; in return, the federal government would guarantee the province a new pipeline to get tar-sands bitumen to market, writes Thomas Walkom. The Hill Times by Andrew Meade
The federal government’s decision to nationalize the Trans Mountain pipeline is deeply flawed.
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The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
Despite increasing awareness of the threat plastic poses to the environment, Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie, said he expects there will be some resistance from consumers.