The federal province, which went to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's fourth first ministerial meeting, did not turn into any dramatic demonstration. However, as talks hugged Montreal on Friday, it was revealed that the tension itself did not result in any tangible progress.
A few days of public debate, including a threat from the Ontario Premier Doug Ford, seemed to be getting even lower with the leaders actually entering a room.
Sources CBC News said Ford had little talking at the meeting, said the cameras smiled and things were "fantastic".
The prime minister met early Friday morning with national Friday leaders before joining the First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders for a broader discussion of the prime ministers' problems of economic development.
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Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and US Ambassador to Canada David MacNaughton joined the group this morning for six hours of talks on economic and commercial matters.
The cameras were briefly invited into the room to record the opening speech of Trudeau, which the government noted for its efforts to create jobs and protect economic growth and the environment.
"Pollution should not be free anywhere in Canada," he said, as many prime ministers pointed out decisively for the federal carbon pricing strategy. (Saskatchewan and Ontario oppose the federal carbon tax in court and are unconstitutional.)
Trudeau praised the trading system to reduce Quebec's cap and carbon emissions.
Emissions reduced confusion
The biggest disagreement that arose from the talks seemed to be the result of much confusion.
The decision to terminate the Ford government's cover and the trading system has resulted in Canada's UN & # 39; has affected the decision to implement the 2015 general commitment to the climate change convention, which will reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 in 2015.
The previous Ontario government had committed a 37 per cent reduction, but the new Ford government plan would only restrict emissions in the provinces by 30 per cent.
The difference is the fact that Trudeau, according to those in the room at the time, would exceed the goals of some states and that Trudeau, according to the likelihood of exceeding 30 for Ontario. One percent of the tax, without a carbon tax, should do more.
Other states said Trudeau couldn't hit 30 percent. (Due to the carbon-intensive oil industry – it may refer to Alberta, which is facing a major problem of reducing emissions.)
His remarks were interpreted by Premier Scott Moe, Ford and Saskatchewan, as changing the federal government's demands for state governments and some others wanting to do more.
"Suddenly, the goal messages have changed," Ford said. "It creates uncertainty."
"We will continue to hold our bargaining side. Now we want the prime minister to keep the bargain."
"We did not have the target messages," Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters.
Other prime ministers, including Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, agreed that McKenna and Trudeau did not want some states to exceed their emission reduction targets. Nova Scotia, McNeil, said it's on its way to 30 percent to overcome its target.
"Premier Ford has proposed a plan that is a step backwards," Trudeau said. Said. Although the prime minister may want to play games with numbers, the goals of Canada are national targets.
"If no one is carrying the goal posts, he is Premier Ford."
Trudeau later stated that all premin expressed his desire to protect the environment, but did not agree with how.
Ford, Moe and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, who opposed the federal government's carbon pricing strategy, collaborated on strategy ahead of the negotiations.
While other prime ministers, such as John Horgan, supported carbon pricing, other premiers such as McNeil came to the federal climate strategy despite initial concerns.
Protesters outside the Montreal meeting called on the prime ministers to do more, not less, to reduce carbon emissions.
After this meeting, the federal environment minister McKenna goes to Poland for a UN climate conference.
Discussion through C-69
Some premiers have made it clear that attending the meeting is not interested in being spoken by any of Trudeau or any of its ministers.
A source in the room told CBC News that at one point, the New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs had interrupted the proposal that Morneau had asked the presentation. Morneau gave an answer, continued to speak.
Higgs told reporters later that he did not think he would be taught and felt positive about how things were going.
Morneau told reporters that reporters, who were described as "good", and journalists, including Ford's "coming together," told reporters that they worked and worked constructively throughout the one-hour session.
As the debate focused on energy issues such as pipelines and Bill C-69, the laws on the transformation of the Trudeau government to approve future projects have been enacted. The prime ministers feared that the federal cabinet veto power would block future investments.
Some premieres said they wanted C-69 removed. (He stopped at the Senate at the moment.) Others disagreed, saying that the old system was worse.
Trudeau, the prime ministers pushed to propose further solutions to the oil crisis. One source says more oil is being transported by rail.
Is it close to the alcohol announcement?
Interregional trade barriers were supposed to be the main focus of this meeting. However, the premieres have not done much in this file since they last met in July.
Prior to the October elections, Quebec was headed by the internal trade committee that replaced Philippe Couillard's Liberal with a Coalition Avenir Québec government of Premier Francois Legault; A new minister is now on the chair. Efforts to harmonize regulations for the truck industry have moved forward, but in other files, such as the liberalization of alcohol sales, provinces seem to be digging into the ground.
McNeil, one of the two prime ministers charged with alcohol files from the speeches of the prime ministers of July, published a news report that summarizes the various movements of the province to facilitate domestic trade, including the removal of personal exemption limits for alcohol, which was transferred to Nova Scotia to facilitate personal trade in the province.
The prime ministers tried to make a joint statement about alcohol exemption last summer. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, one of the other leading companies involved in trading with McNeil, said that nine provinces are ready to end these exemption limits, but that the rest of the other states do not agree to be publicly available to move forward.
I Perfection is the enemy of good, P Pallister said. He argued that other priorities continued to make progress on issues that had to be resolved 30 years ago and continued to progress.
Energy, climate problems divided
Instead of these trading issues, Premier Moe of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan opened to the public with a letter on Tuesday to focus on the energy crisis. Canada's energy sector is suffering from lower prices for Canadian oil and pipeline bottlenecks, which have undermined efforts to sell oil products in Canada in new markets.
The Federal Government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project earlier this year, but it was not guaranteed that a renewed consultation effort would be successful to ensure the project's approval. By the way, Notley is moving to buy extra freight cars to transport more oil by rail – a plan Trudeau seemed willing to consider being involved in an interview on Thursday NationalRosemary Barton.
Notley reminded journalists that "it makes sense" for Canada to be more strategic about just how it uses its oil resources. Although the results of this meeting could not be obtained, expressed satisfaction of raising the profile of the problem.
At the closing conference, Trudeau said he wants to continue working with Notley on how to assist the oil and gas sector in its province in difficult times.
Higgs said he was interested in reviving the Energy Eastern pipeline proposal, perhaps with a new government investment. Premier Legault said he was not interested in citing strong opposition in Quebec.
Legault told reporters that he wanted $ 300 million from the federal fund to pay for the asylum seekers who illegally crossed the Canadian border crossing outside the regular border crossings. The federal government was only paying the cost of hosting them – about $ 76 million last year – and Legault said Ottawa is willing to discuss doing more.
Representatives from the dairy sector in Quebec were also protesting outside the meeting. They are worried about the reparation of the federal government's recent international trade agreements.