‘Us and them’: influence of Quebec anglos on decline with new Coalition government

Last March, Quebec Premier Francois Legault made a mocking remark in the legislature that the Liberals are still talking about. Responding to a question from interim Liberal Leader Pierre Arcand, a grinning Legault replied: “I’m not sure if I should…

Manitoba hopes to woo Quebec civil servants worried about religious symbols ban

The Manitoba government is planning to recruit civil servants from Quebec who are concerned about a new law in the province banning religious symbols. Manitoba has a shortage of bilingual civil servants, Premier Brian Pallister says, and will send letters to Quebec…

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…

Quebec energy, health care, cannabis on agenda for final day of annual premiers gathering

Canada’s premiers are meeting in Saskatoon on the final day of their annual gathering with Quebec expected to be at the centre of talks. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he is trying to work with Quebec Premier Francois Legault on…

Premiers ask Ottawa to negotiate exemption to ‘damaging’ Buy American policies 

SASKATOON — Canada’s premiers want the federal government to seek an exemption from the United States for its Buy American measures. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe told reporters that trade was one matter being discussed Wednesday at the annual premiers’ conference.…

Pipelines remain contentious as more provinces opposed federal carbon tax

Canada’s premiers are meeting in Saskatoon, focusing on economic development in their Wednesday session. However, there is still a key issue at the table — pipelines. Prior to the meeting, Council of the Federation (COF) chair and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe…

Moe, Legault say Ottawa ‘impeding’ into provincial jurisdiction with carbon tax

July 10 2019 2:52pm Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Wednesday that the federal government was “impeding” into provincial jurisdiction with the carbon tax and it’s why they’re challenging it at the Supreme Court. ‘ });…

Health care, trade on the agenda as Canada’s premiers set to meet in Saskatchewan

July 10 2019 9:07am Canada’s premiers are set to meet in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, with multiple topics including health care and reducing trade barriers are expected to be on the books for discussions. Kyle Benning reports. ‘ }); } else…

Premiers’ meeting in Big River First Nation

July 9 2019 8:00pm Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders are in Saskatchewan. Usual topics like trade and health care are on the table, but the future of Indigenous children is also front and centre. ‘ }); } else { var…