Dec 19, 2018
The Press Gallery’s final episode of 2018 features a chat with a man who is under fire for the struggles of Alberta’s energy industry: Amarjeet Sohi. The Trudeau government’s natural resources minister has been in the spotlight since July, when he was appointed to the role that is overseeing the (delayed) construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Sohi talks about Ottawa’s progress on conducting “meaningful” consultations with Indigenous communities needed to get the pipeline back on track, and the state of the controversial Bill C-69 that is intended to overhaul how energy projects are approved in the future. The episode also features a conversation about reviving the Energy East project and anti-pipeline politics in Quebec. In addition, Sohi addresses the wave of anger Albertans are directing at his government — anger that had him voted as the most unpopular cabinet minister in a recent poll of Canadians.