Forcing pipeline through Que. would be political disaster, says former premier | Power & Politics
Forcing pipeline through Que. would be political disaster, says former premier | Power & Politics Forcing pipeline through Que. would be political disaster, says former premier | Power & PoliticsThe Constitution is clear that interprovincial infrastructure, such as pipelines, are the exclusive authority of the federal government. We agreed to disagree on this point. I don’t see how we can have a new Pipeline on the Quebec territory without the approval of quebecers fuels, the safest and most reliable. I made a commitment to British Columbia spring election campaign. To defend our Coast then cleared numerous issues, but couldn’t agree on a national Energy Corridor is open. He says to a natural gas pipeline but insists there’s no social acceptability for oil pipelines in His prophets. The premiers are unanimous, though, that they alone should determine their respective climate plants, watching the premier’s stances indicate about the health of the Federation and how might their priorities affect the fault federal election campaign time to bring in the Premier League in Vancouver Christy Clark 2011 to 2017 as senior advisor with bennett-jones, and here with me, Robert ghiz, singer of PEI from 2007 to 2015, now, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless telecommunications Association, how to both of you with you, it was kind of his pre meeting before the meeting of the premiers Between what many of them described as like-minded think of that idea, and do you think it’s sort of had any kind of impact on a on a on a device that we did see sort of them later on? Well, I think if it, if you want to make your voice heard at the framers table there, two ways to go about it. One is to keep your options open with all of the framers around the table and continue to talk to them, which is kind of. I think, which is was my experience at the era that I was there. I think Rob probably have the same experience. It does seem now, though, it’ll all these men around the table very divided, terrible relations between Columbia and Alberta. I feel like there’s sort of dividing into tribes and you know teams, and I think that’s really. What we saw is a country vividly divided and rather than free kind of finding finding a way to get along all the time. I think there’s a little bit of kind of competitiveness between them and lot less cooperation than we want stoff. What were your impressions? Did you see that kind of device there’s always going to be someone of the Divide, especially when you get this close to a federal election and you’ve got different from yours that have their own political agendas as well? But I don’t really see a problem with different fish and chips Springer’s besides, probably two or three of them. This is actually the first elected, so you know they’re just really starting to develop these relationships. Why was there a very strong relationship? And if you looked at us on paper, you would think that we were Premier table because we did work on those relationship. So I think, as Christy said, relationships are extremely important and it does help move the agenda. Long prompt that kind of divide that you referenced will, I think, in general, we are seeing a much more partisan country and much more divided country. The federal liberals have really vacated the center and they move to the left. The Federal conservit kind of they feel more to the right to me at least in their language. Then they were previously. So I feel like countries a little more divided we’ve seen. Governments are, governments are think a little bit more confrontational. There was. I was there in an era where you tried to work with the federal government. I think the federal government habit of deciding that they want to just in a high-handed way behave unilaterally over rural provinces in in get into areas of exclusive provincial jurisdiction has been very bad for that relationship. As for the country – and I think the third thing is, there are no women at the table anymore and when I mean am I, through the cabinet, we’re almost half my cabinet was almost always women. Is it really does change the behavior around the table and it tends to make it a little bit more collaborative, and I think that element – probably not the most important of those three – is being seen right now. What about the federal election at federal-provincial Dynamic? In the lead-up to this, that’s where mr. gives the focus was certainly Place. Museum, so much jockeying between the two role of the Federal Government, how she views their their behavior in this respect, jurisdiction was definitely a big topic of discussion. What do you think about? Were there when you had Steven who was laissez-faire with the province’s, so it actually allowed the province’s to play a larger role in terms of nation building. Where is now does more directly you’re also saying, I agree with Christy that the Trudeau Liberals are not traditional in the center, where usually they were there a little more to the left, conservative governments, but almost conservative governments as well, even though a few of them call Themselves forgot to conservice kinds of questions to mr. Lookout, Premiere logo, who was insistent that there was no social acceptability for something like that. That would go through Quebec. But then you see the other side talking about the federal government having constitutional Authority in the public. What’S happening behind the scenes there do you think, is there any way to meeting like this? There could be movement on a subject like that. Going to happen, I mean I live in British Columbia, and so I see this divided between used to be the closest provinces of any in the in the country to one another and it’s your John Horgan could not be more different in his views on this. On pipelines, then, then Jason Kenny, so I don’t think you’re going to see any agreement between the provinces, which is why it is so important because the federal government does have constitutional Authority, but they aren’t using it. And that really is the problem. Is the failure of the federal government to step up protect middle-class jobs, fight for all the funding that goes toward Healthcare that comes from the biggest actors, economy and oil and gas, and really do its job and protect the Canadian economy? They haven’t done at they’ve abdicated their role there in until they decide to step in. I don’t think you’re going to see a solution come from premiers T beef. Are there, isn’t Michigan it right now for that there was a first energy East, Mister Shearer. You know the leader of the federal conservatives. I’Ve asked him as well. Would you be willing if there was such a thing hypothetically a pipeline, would you be willing to exercise that competition Authority? He won’t give me a direct answer back is concerned and, what’s that, what is that, like behind closed doors yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head. You know really. It would be a disaster politically to go into a federal election and saying I’m going to impose a pipeline on nobody. Do that Andrew shares not doing that they’re all saying there are processes now and place. There is constitutionality that does exist for the federal government, but I think that I want to go back to the previous meetings and how you do move the needle and the one thing I do like about premiered meetings and I’m not sure if Christy will agree with Me on this there are sometimes a movement within the room and I think there is in the room because, unlike some other first ministers meetings, they’re not publicly televised and sometimes when you sit in a room with just a 13 premiers, you are able to move that Need a little bit if you’ve seen now the premier comeback talk about social acceptability and on the table that they need some approval to move their Hydro to different provinces. Then maybe they’d be willing to back off on that social acceptability kind of bringing people together. So he has a lot of experience that kind of understanding how this these this work comes together. But I will just say this: the federal government killed the northern Gateway, they kill the energy East Pipeline and they still haven’t turned a shovel of dirt on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. I really I mean my argument that they vacated the field and refuse to step up on this, I think, is a found one and again I would even with Rob around the table again. I don’t think we’ll get there unless the federal government decides to step up and decide they want to fight for this ATN X sight. Today they are promising that this construction season there will be. Thank you very much to both of you for joining us. Thanks to Christy Clark and Robert gives former premier of PE. I appreciate your time with me today. Thank you, see more of our show by subscribing to the CBC News Channel or click the length for another video thanks for watching Former B.C. premier Christy Clark and former P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz discuss calls for the next prime minister to exercise the federal government’s constitutional authority to force a pipeline through Quebec.
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