House of Commons to hold emergency debate on Trans Mountain pipeline tonight | CTV News
The House of Commons has agreed to hold an emergency debate tonight on the Trans Mountain pipeline predicament.
Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs made the request, saying thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for the Canadian economy are at stake, making the stalled project an urgent matter that needs the immediate attention of MPs.

Horgan still blocking Trans Mountain after meeting with PM, Notley | CTV News
B.C. Premier John Horgan says his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley did nothing to end his ongoing efforts to block plans to expand an existing diluted bitumen line between the two provinces.

Kinder Morgan considering investing elsewhere as Trans Mountain looks ’untenable’ | Calgary Herald…
Major Canadian oil companies fear an investor exodus as Kinder Morgan Inc. signals there are less risky pipeline projects it can invest in than the troubled $7.4-billion Trans Mountain project through British Columbia.

Coyne: It’s simple, really — raise carbon taxes and cut income taxes | Ottawa Citizen
Twenty-six years after the Rio Earth Summit, 20 years after the Kyoto Protocol, eight years after the Copenhagen Accord, two years after the Paris Agreement, here is where things stand in Canada, a signatory to all four.

B.C. government loses Trans Mountain appeal in federal court | CTV News
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.

Canada, moving in step with other governments, announces expulsion of Russian envoys | CTV News
The Canadian government is expelling Russian diplomats working in Canada.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Monday that four members of Russia’s diplomatic staff working at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada or at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montréal are being removed from Canada, and three applications for additional staff are being denied.

Canada sending 6 helicopters to help UN mission in Mali – Politics – CBC News
The Liberal government has confirmed it’s sending a detachment of helicopters and support troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali, as it ticks off a number of its peacekeeping commitments.
CBC News first reported the news on Friday.

British Columbians ‘personally conflicted’ over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Poll |
As the heat continues between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new poll by Abacus Data shows that some British Columbians agree with both sides of the argument.
The poll presented eight arguments, four pro-pipeline and four anti-pipeline, to 900 B.C. respondents and asked them whether the arguments were persuasive.

Blatchford: The disgraceful case against a man who dared carry a Canadian flag in Caledonia | Ottawa Citizen|Opinion…
Behold the lawless bastard, Randy Fleming.
Almost nine years ago, he dared to walk along Argyle Street in the town of Caledonia, Ont., carrying a Canadian flag on a pole towards a peaceful so-called “flag rally”.
For this impudence, he was wrestled to the ground by a half-dozen Ontario Provincial Police officers, permanently injured and charged with obstructing police (though officers told him he was being arrested to “prevent a breach of the peace”, a loathsome preventative detention offence).

Canada among three economies in world most at risk of banking crisis, BIS warns | Ottawa Citizen
China, Canada and Hong Kong are among the economies most at risk of a banking crisis, according to early-warning indicators compiled by the Bank for International Settlements.

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