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RSS Feeds`Its up to Mr. Trudeau to find common ground, Scheer says after first meeting since the election
(The Star Fashion & Style)


13 november 2019 00:00:09

`Its up to Mr. Trudeau to find common ground, Scheer says after first meeting since the election
(The Star Fashion & Style)

OTTAWA—Tax breaks, pipeline expansion, funding for Toronto transit and tax-free parental benefits are on the table as the political horse-trading for the coming minority Parliament got underway Tuesday between the Liberal government and the opposition.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with the opposition leaders this week as Liberals plan their priorities for the coming session of Parliament, which will reconvene on Dec. 5.Those priorities will have to win over at least one of the opposition parties, whose support the Liberals will need to govern in the minority Parliament.First in the door to see Trudeau was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who met with the prime minister for just under 30 minutes Tuesday on Parliament Hill.Scheer went into the meeting warning that the country “is more divided that it ever has been.”“We need to get to work as quickly as possible so we can address the priorities of Canadians and bring our country closer together,” he said at the outset of the meeting.Afterwards, Scheer told reporters that he laid out priorities that included the national energy corridor, a “road map” for completion of Trans Mountain pipeline and elements of the Conservatives’ environmental plan.“It’s up to Mr. Trudeau to find common ground to get this throne speech passed. I highlighted the areas that we would be focusing on and the parts of our platform that I believe should be implemented and it’s up to him to decide what to do with that,” Scheer said.The Conservatives campaigned hard against the Liberals’ federal carbon pricing scheme. Scheer had vowed that if elected, scrapping it would have been his party’s first priority. But the wish list laid out by Scheer on Tuesday and highlighted in a statement from the party made no mention of the goal of axing carbon pricing. It’s thought that the Liberals will look to the New Democrats and Bloc for support in the mino ...

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