The West Block, Season 8, Episode 41

The West Block, Season 8, Episode 41
Catherine McKenna, Environment and Climate Change Minister: “We will not be accepting amendments that weaken the rules.”


Andrew Scheer, Opposition Leader: “When will he realize that his policies are phasing out the energy sector and all the jobs that go with it?”


Catherine McKenna, Environment and Climate Change Minister: “They want to replace environmental review with pipeline approval process.”


Tracy Ramsey, NDP-Essex: “And the minister called the new NAFTA a, ‘Win-win-win.’”


Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister: “Canada did its job. We negotiated a great deal for Canadian workers.”


“There has been no political interference. Her case is now before courts. Ms. Meng has excellent lawyers.”


Sasha Kavlicek, Institute for Strategic Dialogue:“News and information that’s shared within peer groups tends to be more impactful. We tend to believe it a little bit more. It’s worrying.”


Karina Gould, Democratic Institutions Minister:“We’re starting to think about what those norms and standards should be with regards to the online environment as well.”


Mercedes Stephenson: It’s Sunday, June 16th. I’m Mercedes Stephenson, and this is The West Block.


We are just days away from a cabinet decision on whether the Trans Mountain pipeline will be built. Meanwhile, the Liberal government, the Senate and Conservative premiers have been locked in a battle over resource development on Bill C-69.


The Senate sent back 188 amendments to the government after conducting cross-Canada consultations. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna rejected a number of those amendments, saying Conservative senators simply copied and pasted them from oil lobbyists. Meanwhile, the industry says the controversial environmental assessment bill will kill oil and gas in Canada. Will the government pass this bill before the House rises on Friday? 
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