Close X
Sunday, August 25, 2019
ADVT 
National

Trudeau calls out Tory premiers for 'playing games' with national unity over C-69

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 11 Jun, 2019
  • Trudeau calls out Tory premiers for 'playing games' with national unity over C-69

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says conservative premiers are playing games with national unity by threatening the country's future if they don't get their way on an environmental-assessment bill.

The six premiers said in a letter to Trudeau Monday that he must accept every one of the amendments the Senate has made to Bill C-69.

The Senate made 187 amendments to the bill, which overhauls how Canada assesses major national energy and transportation projects for their environmental, economic and health impacts.

Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt says the prime minister has a duty to listen to the five provincial and one territorial premiers' demands because they represent a majority of the Canadian population.

Trudeau says his government will accept some amendments that improve the bill but will not all of them, including one that he says makes it optional to consult Indigenous communities.

He also says he rejects any suggestion that national unity is under threat just because conservative premiers aren't getting what they want.

 

MORE National ARTICLES

Victoria police chief hands out hefty fine to driver who flicked lit butt

Victoria police chief hands out hefty fine to driver who flicked lit butt

Chief Const. Del Manak said he was travelling on a highway in his unmarked police car when he noticed the driver of a Ford Mustang ahead of him toss the lit butt.

Victoria police chief hands out hefty fine to driver who flicked lit butt

Two men dead, three people in hospital after boats collide on B.C. lake

Two men dead, three people in hospital after boats collide on B.C. lake

The bodies of two men have been recovered from Osoyoos Lake in British Columbia's southern Okanagan, following a high-speed collision between two power boats.

Two men dead, three people in hospital after boats collide on B.C. lake

Ottawa announces $13 million for Canada's coastal habitats on World Oceans Day

Ottawa announces $13 million for Canada's coastal habitats on World Oceans Day

Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the money would support an additional 24 projects under Ottawa's Coastal Restoration Fund to help restore habitats along Canada's shorelines.

Ottawa announces $13 million for Canada's coastal habitats on World Oceans Day

Hundreds rally against Trans Mountain pipeline ahead of federal decision

Hundreds rally against Trans Mountain pipeline ahead of federal decision

It could be the last major rally against the pipeline in Vancouver before the federal government makes its final decision on the fate of the project, expected by June 18.

Hundreds rally against Trans Mountain pipeline ahead of federal decision

Real Estate Condo developers offer free wine, avocado toast to woo buyers

Real Estate Condo developers offer free wine, avocado toast to woo buyers

As the market slowed, condos began to take longer to sell, hitting 40 days or more on average between December 2018 and February 2019 

Real Estate Condo developers offer free wine, avocado toast to woo buyers

The federal government to announce a plan to ban harmful single-use plastics by 2021

The federal government to announce a plan to ban harmful single-use plastics by 2021

The federal government will announce a plan Monday to ban harmful single-use plastics such as drinking straws as early as 2021.

The federal government to announce a plan to ban harmful single-use plastics by 2021

PrevNext