The turmoil on the agenda with good jixxiebtx the first meeting of the Week ministers, who are drawing as one of the most explosive federal leaders meetings, Canadian provincial and territorial f & # 39; few & # 39; years.
The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces & # 39; incident & # 39; a premier prompted criticism of the federal approach to pipelines, carbon tax, environmental assessments, plant closures & # 39; & # 39 of Oshawa; GM f & # 39; Ontario and the crisis of the oil price.
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Meanwhile, federal officials acknowledge b & # 39; few private as little work & # 39; likely to be made on the official purpose of the meeting & # 39; Montreal: reducing the interprovinzjarji barriers to trade.
Indeed, the feds are fully expecting the premier most hostile open – Doug Ford & # 39; Ontario – will do its best to switching altogether meeting, including potentially go out of the pool or possibly even bojkottha b & # 39; absolute way. Trudeau is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting & # 39; 30 minutes with & # 39; Ford on Thursday afternoon.
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The federal suspicions were affected what seem to play hardball. Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe are playing on the agenda, and seek to expand written to include the crisis of oil prices and planned federal tax on carbon pollution.
According to sources familiar with the dispute, were not authorized to speak publicly, the pair were not satisfied with the federal response to the agenda already includes discussion on economic competitiveness – topic widely & # 39; to Ottawa says will allowing precursor raise questions please.
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Moe confirmed in & # 39; Wednesday interview that there are "some frustration, innifsi us, the agenda provided by the Prime Minister", including several federal ministers address the premier of their initiatives.
He said he intends to raise the crisis oil price, a carbon tax, pipes and revocation & # 39; Bill C-69, to re-write the rules for environmental assessments of energy projects.
"We want written, confirm that we will discuss those items. But confident that the premier of the province & # 39; Saskatchewan will bring those items on the ground (whatever)", said Moe, and added that he does not intend to leave the meeting early.
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Even the guest list for a dinner & # 39; before the meeting organized by Trudeau Thursday evening has become a matter & # 39; dispute. The federal proposed to be a private affair for only the first ministers, with current single presenter. The premier asked each allowed to bring one official.
Many acrimonious meeting?
It will be the fourth & # 39; first ministers meeting hosted since Trudeau became Prime Minister in 2015. And it sure is more accelerated.
As the first ministers met first, the Prime Minister has lost much of its most reliable allies Libyan provincial – Kathleen Wynne of & # 39; Ontario, Philippe Couillard of & # 39; Quebec and Brian Gallant of & # 39; New Brunswick.
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He now faces & # 39; & # 39 falangla of; conservative precursors, four & # 39; them – Ford, Moe, Brian Pallister of & # 39; Manitoba and Higgs Blaine of & # 39; New Brunswick – joined in & # 39; court seats for federal carbon pricing plan and one of them – Ford – routinely been involved in & # 39; conflicts with & # 39; the federal Liberal b & # 39; in general.
The NDP Award & # 39; Alberta Rachel Notley was initially an ally to Trudeau, by appoġġjah on carbon prices. But she set up the company last summer over the failure to get the project & # 39; expanding pipe & # 39; Trans Mountain off the ground and is now growing for federal assistance to ease the cost of & # 39; under. Alberta is obliged to accept for its oil because it can not come into the sea for shipment abroad.
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When Moe sent a letter & # 39; Trudeau this week, claiming that the agenda of the meeting of first ministers be revised to include the crisis of the oil price, which they argued are worth $ 80 million daily.
And Notley harmed preferred focus of the federal government on trade interprovincial barriers.
"We tend to have conversations about issues & # 39; minor internal trade and then when it is my opportunity to talk, to say," Well, there is a great matter & # 39; internal trade have about getting our product from province to another and to other markets and is currently worth 100 times the value & # 39; these other issues, '' she said Tuesday.
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Trudeau said Wednesday that he looks forward to "talking about something that the premier must talk about them".
"I am looking forward to a wide range of & # 39; discussions about what they should be priorities," he said on his way to the House of Commons. "Including oil, of course. Natural resources are an essential part of our economy."
"We will be talking about that as well."
Notley, Moe and number & # 39; other premiers, including Newfoundland and Labrador & # 39; s Dwight Ball and Nova Scotia & # 39; s Stephen McNeil, also have to talk about Bill C-69, federal legislation currently on the scene in the Senate and to lay down stricter rules for environment assessments of energy projects. The critics claim it will create more red tape and delays in project approvals will shy away from potential investors.
"We are looking for clarity on Bill C-69," said Ball f & # 39; interview, adding that is creating uncertainty in the oil industry and offshore mining in his province.
"We know that the regulatory regime can & # 39; to be an impediment in attracting & # 39; investment."
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In a similar vein, Biggs said to be talking about the revival of the Eastern Energy pipeline proposal has not yet been designated, which TransCanada abandoned last year, and referred to the regulatory obstacles and circumstances changed.
The Premier François Legault Quebec, meanwhile, said he wants to talk about the continuing US tariffs on steel and aluminum Canadian and compensation for milk producers hurt again NAFTA. In a statement Wednesday, he also said that it intends to raise demand & # 39; Quebec for federal compensation to cover the cost of the influx of & # 39; persons seeking asylum and irregular Ottawa picture over time "excessive and ever longer" to address files & # 39; Quebec.
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The Pallister of & # 39; Manitoba is among the few precursors seem to actually want to make progress on eliminating interprovinzjarji trade barriers – barriers that are said levy of & # 39; seven & # 39; percent on goods crossing provincial borders.
"I think it's time to hit it," he said Wednesday.
All that said, Pallister also said that the meeting should be narrowly focused on a few key economic issues, including the crisis in the oil price.
The first ministers will meet for two hours with & # 39; Indigenous leaders a week & # 39; morning before staying behind closed doors for about six hours with & # 39; Trudeau.