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'We are in a bad place right now': Canada struggles to reconcile economy with environment

From Financial Post
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Ottawa’s attempts to gain consensus on big resource projects fails to gain traction

OTTAWA — A tense political atmosphere has persisted in Ottawa ever since Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. threatened to halt its highly contentious pipeline project earlier this month, as policymakers wrestle with thorny questions over how to build major infrastructure projects while also addressing environmental concerns.

On Monday evening, First Nations protestors interrupted Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr during a speech at the University of Ottawa, forcing him to cut short his remarks. Carr had said public confidence in Canada’s regulatory regime has “slipped” in recent years due to weak regulatory policy in years past.

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