Negotiations Continue on the Line 5 Pipeline File – May 12, 2021

Negotiations Continue on the Line 5 Pipeline File – May 12, 2021

Negotiations Continue on the Line 5 Pipeline File – May 12, 2021

Mediation is ongoing between the State of Michigan and the Enbridge oil company over the possible closure of the Line 5 pipeline. Ottawa has decided to play the legal card, presenting Tuesday a brief in a US federal court to prevent the closure, which would result in the possible loss of thousands of jobs in Canada. Meanwhile, the Governor of Michigan is threatening to seize Enbridge’s profits from the operation of the pipeline. We take stock with Carol Montreuil, vice-president of the Canadian Fuels Association.

Should the Trudeau government have acted earlier in court on the issue of the possible closure of the Line 5 pipeline? Does Bill C-10, which seeks to subject YouTube and Facebook to the same rules as traditional broadcasters, promote censorship, as the Conservatives say? We debate it with political observers Sheila Copps (LIB), Marc-André Leclerc (CPC), Farouk Karim (NDP) and Richard Nadeau (BQ).

It is Manitoba’s turn to announce that it will stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first dose. The province is following in the footsteps of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario who made the same announcement earlier this week. Esther Bégin discusses the impact of these decisions on the vaccination campaign with Dr. Maryse Guay, professor at the University of Sherbrooke in the Department of Sciences and Community Health.