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Trudeau says yes to contested Trans Mountain pipeline, maintains climate targets

Nov 29 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two major oil pipeline expansions Tuesday, including the deeply controversial Trans Mountain line through suburban Vancouver, while maintaining his government remains on course to meet its international climate commitments. The announcement ends the new Liberal government's year-long high wire act seeking to balance environmental stewardship and expansion of Canada's resource economy. "We are under no illusions […]

Trudeau says yes to contested Trans Mountain pipeline, maintains climate targets

Nov 29 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two major oil pipeline expansions Tuesday, including the deeply controversial Trans Mountain line through suburban Vancouver, while maintaining his government remains on course to meet its international climate commitments. The announcement ends the new Liberal government's year-long high wire act seeking to balance environmental stewardship and expansion of Canada's resource economy. "We are under no illusions […]

Trudeau says yes to contested Trans Mountain pipeline, maintains climate targets

Nov 29 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two major oil pipeline expansions Tuesday, including the deeply controversial Trans Mountain line through suburban Vancouver, while maintaining his government remains on course to meet its international climate commitments. The announcement ends the new Liberal government's year-long high wire act seeking to balance environmental stewardship and expansion of Canada's resource economy. "We are under no illusions […]

Trudeau’s plan for escalating carbon price sparks battle over bottom line

Oct 5 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government's decision to impose a national floor price on carbon emissions dominated the House of Commons on Tuesday, with critics saying the plan punishes consumers while doing little to combat climate change. All but lost in the immediate, breathless reaction was the reality that the plan announced a day earlier by Prime Minister Justin […]

Trudeau’s plan for escalating carbon price sparks battle over bottom line

Oct 5 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government's decision to impose a national floor price on carbon emissions dominated the House of Commons on Tuesday, with critics saying the plan punishes consumers while doing little to combat climate change. All but lost in the immediate, breathless reaction was the reality that the plan announced a day earlier by Prime Minister Justin […]

Trudeau’s plan for escalating carbon price sparks battle over bottom line

Oct 5 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government's decision to impose a national floor price on carbon emissions dominated the House of Commons on Tuesday, with critics saying the plan punishes consumers while doing little to combat climate change. All but lost in the immediate, breathless reaction was the reality that the plan announced a day earlier by Prime Minister Justin […]

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall lashes out at Trudeau over ‘unilateral’ carbon tax

Oct 4 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall tore a strip off Justin Trudeau while frustrated environment ministers walked out on their federal counterpart Monday after the prime minister promised to unilaterally impose a carbon price in those provinces and territories that won't do it themselves. With provincial and territorial ministers gathered for a day of climate-change talks in Montreal, the prime […]

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall lashes out at Trudeau over ‘unilateral’ carbon tax

Oct 4 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall tore a strip off Justin Trudeau while frustrated environment ministers walked out on their federal counterpart Monday after the prime minister promised to unilaterally impose a carbon price in those provinces and territories that won't do it themselves. With provincial and territorial ministers gathered for a day of climate-change talks in Montreal, the prime […]

Federal government to match Red Cross donations for Fort McMurray fire

May 6 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons pledged unanimous support for northern Alberta on Thursday as Justin Trudeau's government promised to match Red Cross donations aimed at helping those displaced by the Fort McMurray inferno. The Red Cross said Thursday that it had already raised $11 million in donations. The prime minister made the announcement during an […]

Federal government to match Red Cross donations for Fort McMurray fire

May 6 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons pledged unanimous support for northern Alberta on Thursday as Justin Trudeau's government promised to match Red Cross donations aimed at helping those displaced by the Fort McMurray inferno. The Red Cross said Thursday that it had already raised $11 million in donations. The prime minister made the announcement during an […]

Federal government to match Red Cross donations for Fort McMurray fire

May 6 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons pledged unanimous support for northern Alberta on Thursday as Justin Trudeau's government promised to match Red Cross donations aimed at helping those displaced by the Fort McMurray inferno. The Red Cross said Thursday that it had already raised $11 million in donations. The prime minister made the announcement during an […]

Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility

Apr 15 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's 665,000 Metis and non-status Indians say they look forward to negotiating land claims and other benefits with the federal government now that the Supreme Court has ruled they are indeed "Indians" under the Constitution. Thursday's landmark ruling ends what it calls a "jurisdictional wasteland" that saw both federal and provincial governments […]

Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility

Apr 15 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's 665,000 Metis and non-status Indians say they look forward to negotiating land claims and other benefits with the federal government now that the Supreme Court has ruled they are indeed "Indians" under the Constitution. Thursday's landmark ruling ends what it calls a "jurisdictional wasteland" that saw both federal and provincial governments […]

Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility

Apr 15 2016 — Bruce Cheadle , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's 665,000 Metis and non-status Indians say they look forward to negotiating land claims and other benefits with the federal government now that the Supreme Court has ruled they are indeed "Indians" under the Constitution. Thursday's landmark ruling ends what it calls a "jurisdictional wasteland" that saw both federal and provincial governments […]