Pipelines, Filibusters, and a Green Pandemic Recovery – November 16, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Paul Lefebvre (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources) and members of cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Keystone XL pipeline, and more.
Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative finance critic, discusses his party’s efforts to resolve an impasse at the House of Commons finance committee. Liberal members of the committee have filibustered as opposition members have sought to continue an examination of the federal government’s now-cancelled agreement with WE Charity. Liberal MP Wayne Easter, the chair of the House finance committee, also responds to questions about the impasse.
Annamie Paul, the leader of the Green Party of Canada, discusses her party’s expectations concerning Canada’s plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. She is joined by Elizabeth May, the Green Party parliamentary leader, and Paul Manly, the Green Party MP for Nanaimo–Ladysmith, B.C.