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…

Kenney says bills C-48, C-69 ‘prejudicial attack on Alberta’; bring referendum on equalization closer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Friday he was “profoundly disappointed” that the Senate passed bills C-48 and C-69 Thursday. He called Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, “a prejudicial attack on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast only one product…

Why critics fear Bill C-69 will be a ‘pipeline killer’

A fresh wave of anger swept through several energy-rich provinces on Friday after the Senate passed a controversial bill to evaluate future infrastructure projects based on their impact on human health, the environment and local communities. Story continues below Critics…

Senate passes Bill C-69, which overhauls review of major projects, like pipelines

Canada’s senators have given the thumbs-up to Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, which sets up a new authority to assess industrial projects, such as pipelines, mines and inter-provincial highways, for their effects on public health, the environment and the…

Conservative premiers’ resistance to environment bills ‘threaten national unity’: Morneau

The federal Liberals say it’s conservative premiers who are putting Canada at risk in a fight over oil and the environment. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says in a letter to six right-leaning premiers Friday it’s “unhelpful to threaten national unity”…

Mining industry welcomes new environmental assessment rules under Bill C-69

OTTAWA — The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most. “This promises to be a better system than what we’ve had for…

Environment minister ‘disrespectful’ of energy industry, Canadians: CAPP CEO

CALGARY — The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers criticized the country’s environment minister Thursday for comments he said shows she is “disrespectful” of the energy industry. Story continues below Catherine McKenna is wrong when she says the…