UPDATED June 1, 2017 9:30amET
It’s an opposition day for Conservatives in the House of Commons, with a motion expected that calls for firm parliamentary support for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline extension. The governing agreement signed Tuesday by British Columbia’s NDP and Greens includes opposition to the plan.
Here is the motion’s full text:
That the House agree that the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project:
(a) has social license to proceed;
(b) is critical to the Canadian economy and the creation of thousands of jobs;
(c) is safe and environmentally sound, as recognized and accepted by the National Energy Board;
(d) is under federal jurisdiction with respect to approval and regulation; and
(e) should be constructed with the continued support of the federal government, as demonstrated by the Prime Minister personally announcing the approval of the project.
MPs also debate a motion on Venezuela.
This evening, the House of Commons returns to Bill C-45 at second reading.
Read the full text:
The Conservatives have moved an amendment that:
this House declines to give second reading to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, since the bill makes homegrown marijuana more accessible to children.
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