Federal ministers and Members of Parliament have left Ottawa and have made the trip west to Saskatoon for Liberal Party of Canada’s federal caucus retreat.
Among those in Saskatchewan’s largest city is Finance Minister, Bill Morneau.
On Tuesday, he took time to meet with businesses to talk about competitiveness in Canada, talk with residents about policies implemented by the Liberal government and the impacts they have nationwide.
While speaking at a library on Tuesday afternoon, Morneau addressed the on-going NAFTA talks that are currently taking place in Washington.
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Morneau also touched on the Trans-Mountain pipleine project, saying the federal government will find a way to move forward on it.
“We need to look at the approach to consulting with Indigenous Canadians. We need to ensure that we’ve satisfied and shown people that we’ve dealt with environmental concerns. It requires carefully considering what we’ve heard and we’ll be coming forth in the upcoming days or weeks to talk about a path forward.”
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The Federal Court of Appeal recently move to block the project from moving forward, citing insufficient consultation with Aboriginal groups and a lack of confidence in a review done by the National Energy Board.