Rift amid Métis leaders widens ahead of meetings with premiers, PM

The vice-president of the Métis National Council is stepping up his rhetoric against three provincial Métis leaders, accusing them of striking a “backroom deal” that allows new members into the nation whom he believes are not Métis. The escalation is…

Supreme Court will not hear challenges from B.C. groups on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project has cleared another legal hurdle. The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to hear five challenges from environment and Indigenous groups from British Columbia. Some had wanted the top court to consider whether…

Former PM Jean Chretien scoffs at notion national unity is under threat in Canada

Jean Chretien scoffs at the notion that Indigenous protests and western alienation are a threat to Canada’s national unity. The former Liberal prime minister said Tuesday that Canada has suffered worse threats in the past and has always managed to…

Canadians detained in Ethiopia granted bail: Alberta MP

Thirteen Canadians who are being detained in Ethiopia have been granted bail, according to Alberta MP Heather McPherson. McPherson, MP for Edmonton-Strathcona and the NDP’s international development critic, said she has been keeping a very close eye on the situation…

Teck Resources has abandoned its Frontier mine plan. Here are the factors being blamed

Teck Resource‘s Sunday night decision to abandon its Frontier oilsands mine proposal appears to have shocked both supporters and critics of the project. Teck announced its decision amid weeks of blockades in solidarity with B.C.’s Wet’suwet’en First Nation and days…

Planned meeting between feds, Wet’suwet’en now delayed due to Trudeau’s comments: chief

A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief says a planned meeting with federal ministers may be delayed after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “unfortunate” comments on the rail blockades crippling Canada’s economy. Chief Na’Moks told Global News Radio CKNW Friday that he and the…

Alberta premier Kenney’s letter to Trudeau says rejection of Teck Frontier project could be ‘boiling point’ for western alienation

February 11 2020 8:39am Alberta’s premier has penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, warning that the federal government’s rejection of the Teck Frontier mine project could be a tipping point for the province. Kendra Slugoski has the details.…

Approve Teck Frontier oilsands mine to avoid ‘devastating impacts’ on economy and relations, Premier Jason Kenney tells feds

Rejecting a $20.6-billion oilsands mine in northern Alberta would tell international investors that Canada’s regulatory system is “arbitrary,” Premier Jason Kenney said in a Monday letter to the Prime Minister. Some analysts have cast doubt on whether Teck would actually…

Coronavirus will ‘undoubtedly’ hit Canadian and global economies, says Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the novel coronavirus outbreak will “undoubtedly” hit the Canadian and global economies this year. And he added that while the precise impact is unclear, it could be “significant.” Morneau gave the keynote address at a…