L’Essentiel: The Week in Review – February 21, 2020
After more than two weeks of rail blockades, the Trudeau government is still confident it can reach a peaceful solution that would see the barricades lifted. Esther Bégin analyzes the federal government’s response to the crisis with political scientists Daniel Béland (McGill University) and Geneviève Tellier (University of Ottawa).
Also on the program: Ghislain Otis, professor of law at the University of Ottawa, on First Nations governance and ancestral rights.
Finally, Hill journos Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir) and Daniel Leblanc (Globe and Mail) sound off on the government’s response to the impasse.