Plus, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will host a fundraising yoga event, and Larry Miller will not run for re-election.
Bill C-69 would essentially move the approval for pipelines and nuclear facilities from independent, expert regulators to a new Impact Assessment Agency that reports to the environment minister.
Pollster Nik Nanos says he expects protesters will try to disrupt Liberal campaign events during this year’s election campaign and will try to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau off his game.
At least with Stephen Harper, he was always truthful about his disinterest in their issues. Justin Trudeau, they say, cheerily says one thing to them, and then does another.
Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle was based on bad advice. Whoever recommended the demotion of Raybould-Wilson should bow out. Trudeau made the decision but, ultimately, hubris on the prime minister’s team is costing him.
Cynics may say that Jody Wilson-Raybould was demoted this week, but optimists hope that veterans got a promotion. With this minister, there is reason to be hopeful.
Speculation is rife that these steps suggest a downgrading of the prominence to Indigenous affairs, perhaps because the Liberals see their strong support for Indigenous rights as an election liability.
Whereas war is about using force to impose your will on others, politics is about using the gentle art of persuasion to peacefully convince.