The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
Independent and Conservative Senators are drawing up amendments to create a shipping corridor for oil tankers along the northern B.C. coast, despite the Transport minister’s rejection of that idea last month.
The CUSMA trade deal bill was just introduced in the House, but Senators should already be familiar with the deal, says the deputy facilitator of the Independent Senators Group, Raymonde Saint-Germain.
While the PM is in France, the NDP will start a debate on a climate change action plan, and the Conservatives will likely have an opportunity to grill the Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on the Norman affair this evening.
Conservative and Independent Senators worked in good faith last week to hash out amendments to the most controversial bill in the Senate, but were only able to get through a fraction of the proposed amendments.