Alberta Prime Minister Jericho Kenney and leaders of three other local authorities are offering olive branches to the Trudo government at C-69, and are now ready to accept controversial inspections of the Canadian environmental assessment process. " Revision of the Senate is part of it.
In a joint letter with Senator Justin Trudeau's subcommittee of Peter Harder, the multi-party organization, including the amendments required by oil and gas lobbyists for a long time to avoid constitutional trial, Federal-territorial jurisdiction over natural resources.
"We continue to be concerned about the overall spirit of Bill C-69, but we believe all of these amendments can be accepted for the benefit of Albertans," said Kenney's NDP Leader Rachel Notley, Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel and David Khan, leaders of the Alberta Liberal Party.
The Senate Energy Commission passed more than 180 amendments last week, which would, on the other hand, limit the ability of the minister of environment to interfere with the regulatory process, stop project scheduling and start.
The committee has passed amendments to contain public participation in the project review process so that the approval process can timely determine the changes that will ensure the role of the Ocean Petroleum Commission.
"We urge the entire Senate to respect the deliberations of the Standing Committee and to vote in favor of the amendment," the leaders said.
The letter is a signal to the Alberta leaders that the hue has changed. Kenney has long been opposed to the Senate's demand for a thorough kill, and Notley described the liberal proposal as a "stamp of folly."
The letter, written by CBC News, said the C-69 bill would seriously threaten Alberta's exclusive local jurisdiction over the regulation of the production of non-renewable natural resources in unintended ways.
Leaders asked Harter to accept the stalemate of the Senate's Transportation Commission for the Northern BC C-48. Tanker prohibition bill. The Commission's vote on whether or not to recommend a passing bill last week ended in a tie, indicating that it failed to pass the recommendation.
In his interview with CBC News on Thursday, Mr Harder insisted the Senate should pass the amendment to the House and send it back to the House. The House of Commons can decide what amendments the government will accept.
This is Harder's approach change. Senator Grant Mitchell opposed several amendments to the committee process, saying the government can not face the goal of dramatically reworking the assessment process.
"I always say that I am not a representative of the government in the Senate, I am the government representative of the Senate," he said.
"Now that we have gone through the Senate committee, there are a lot of amendments that we are doing now, some of which do not necessarily need to be in harmony with others. My view is that as a senator, we act reasonably quickly I will return to the Senate if I send the bill back to the House on which of the amendments the government will agree, "he said.
(After the bill has been amended by the Senate, the revised version must pass the Commons before it becomes law.)
Environmental groups have rejected the Senate amendment as a cut out of data submitted by oil industry lobbyists. In fact, many amendments are identical to those required by the Energy Lobby Organization, including the Canadian Federation of Petroleum Producers.
Harder also said that Trudeau promised to ban similar oil tankers in federal elections and that the campaign promises should be respected by senators who have not been elected.
"We are a revision room, not a defeat room," said Hader.
Just a few days after being elected prime minister in the April elections in Alberta, Kenny appeared at the Senate Energy Committee and urged senators to make a major change to Bill C-69. President Ottawa's efforts to rewrite existing assessment legislation, to abolish the National Energy Council, and to strengthen indigenous involvement among many other changes to the natural resource regime are key to pipeline capacity and to the industry facing cratering Said it would result in uncertainty. Product price.
"The crisis of Alberta's national integration, which will be aggravated by the adoption of this measure and other policies, is growing," Kenny said. "If this legislation goes on, it will be a message to the Alberta people that the federal government is not interested in the period of economic hardship in our region."
Kennedy also said Ottawa is unfairly infiltrating local jurisdictions and is ready to begin a constitutional and legal challenge to the legislation after the Senate approves it.