Scheer says he has renewed calls for Trudeau to scrap bills C-69, C-48

November 12 2019 10:45am Conservative Party Andrew Scheer on Tuesday said that during a private meeting with Justin Trudeau, he asked the prime minister to scrap bills C-69 and C-48, claiming they have lead to “uncertainty and a lack of…

Reality check: Could Scheer fast-track pipeline challenges straight to Supreme Court?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said that, if elected, his government would help build new oil pipelines by “fast-tracking” any objections right to the Supreme Court, but legal experts say the proposed plan is unclear. “It’s about fast-tracking some of the…

Saskatchewan seeks intervener status in Alberta’s Bill C-69 case

The government of Saskatchewan will be seeking intervener status in Alberta’s case questioning the constitutionality of Bill C-69. The announcement came Wednesday — one day after Alberta announced their reference case — on behalf of Saskatchewan’s Attorney General Don Morgan.…

Alberta government asks Court of Appeal whether Bill C-69 is constitutional

The Alberta government has officially asked the province’s Appeal Court whether Ottawa’s new environmental assessment process for major construction projects like pipelines is constitutional. The government filed its challenge with the court on Tuesday, asking it whether the federal government…

Bill C-69 enters into law, and Alberta’s UCP government says it plans constitutional challenge

The federal government’s contentious bill to set up a new authority to assess industrial projects like pipelines, mines and inter-provincial highways, was proclaimed into law on Wednesday and Alberta’s UCP government responded swiftly. “Under the constitution, Alberta has clear and…

Kenney tells premiers’ meeting national unity still threatened

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he still believes national unity is under threat despite two days of collaborative discussions with the country’s leaders. Kenney said his province contributes billions of dollars to Canada’s economy but is blocked in by some…