Bill Morneau on Pipeline Protests, Economic Impact of Coronavirus

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Bill Morneau on Pipeline Protests, Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks with reporters in Toronto, following his meetings with private sector economists to hear their economic forecasts and with families to discuss the federal government’s plan to help the middle class. He is asked about the protests and blockades taking place across Canada to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, whose hereditary chiefs oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline that crosses their traditional territory in northern B.C. Morneau also faces questions about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. (February 12, 2020)