Meanwhile, in Canada, after weeks of protests and rail blockades, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is in northern B.C. to satisfy with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal GasLink pipeline. As Sarah MacDonald reports, Bennett’s visit comes just hours after the meeting was abruptly cancelled over what’s been labelled a miscommunication. Plus, a rail blockade on Kahnawake Mohawk territory near Montreal is entering its third week, during a show of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project in northern B.C. Mike Armstrong explains why a court injunction to get rid of protesters hasn’t been acted upon
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Alberta’s UCP government has tabled its second budget in only four months, because the province continues to suffer through a protracted downturn within the oil and gas sector. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, the govt says hope is on the horizon.
And Canadian feds have launched new protections for a particular aquatic creature. Ottawa is ramping up measures meant to guard endangered North Atlantic right whales, following the death of dozens in Canadian waters over the past three years. Ross Lord reports on the new rules, and why researchers say the new rules are almost like previous ones.