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Energy, economy, land rights face Trudeau as House of Commons returns

Feb 18 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returns to a House of Commons eager to debate his government’s policies on the economy, energy, climate change and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples after a week away. The NDP is asking Commons Speaker Anthony Rota for an emergency debate on anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country’s train […]

Trudeau caught in middle of clash over energy, environment, Indigenous demands

Feb 17 2020 — — The competing demands of natural resource development, environmental protection and Indigenous reconciliation appear poised for a head-on crash — with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government caught in the middle as Parliament resumes Tuesday. The NDP is asking House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota for an emergency debate on anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down […]

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pressure to end pipeline protests

Feb 16 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his planned trip to the Caribbean this week amid criticism over his government’s handling of a series of anti-pipeline protests that have disrupted rail service in parts of Canada. The Prime Minister’s Office announced the cancellation Sunday evening, the night before Trudeau was scheduled to fly to Barbados where […]

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

Feb 16 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in talks over the weekend with federal cabinet ministers as protesters opposed to a pipeline project in British Columbia continued to halt train service across parts of the country. Trudeau’s spokeswoman Chantal Gagnon says the prime minister has already spoken to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Transport Minister Marc Garneau, […]

Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Feb 15 2020 — — Hours of talks between the federal government and representatives of the Mohawk First Nation ended with “modest progress” Saturday evening, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said as he left the meeting near a rail blockade that’s shut down train service across much of Eastern Canada. But Miller declined to tell reporters what that progress was, […]

Canada joins other nations pressing Iran for compensation to Ukranian jetliner victims

Feb 15 2020 — — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he and his counterparts from countries that lost citizens in last month’s Ukrainian jetliner crash pressed Iran for compensation today at a meeting in Germany. The ministers met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference, and Champagne told a news conference afterward that they […]