Regardless of what you think of the Trans Mountain project, no one wins when projects spend years in legal limbo. The federal energy regulator needs an overhaul.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces Bill C-69 at a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Feb. 8. The bill, now in the Senate, would transform the federal environmental assessment process, if passed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal’s Aug. 30 decision overturning the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one fact is clear: Canada’s system for reviewing new industrial projects is not working for anyone.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.