This week, two high-profile news stories have hit the headlines in Ottawa. On Tuesday, the Trudeau government announced the $4.5 billion-dollar purchase of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Two days later, the federal government announced retaliation measures against Washington for its decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports. In an unprecedented display of firmness against the Trump Administration, Prime Minister Trudeau decreed that Canada will also impose tariffs on imports of about a dozen U.S. products.
Laval University’s Institute for Advanced International Studies director Louis Bélanger examines the impact of these measures on Canada-U.S. relations ahead of the G7 Summit, only one week away.
The following MPs discuss these issues: Joël Lightbound (Liberal Party), Sylvie Boucher (Conservative Party), and Anne Minh-Thu Quach (NDP).
Reporters Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir) and Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) comment on the week’s political highlights.
Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.