techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com February 17, 2019


Few results from first ministers meeting, but at least nobody stormed out

09 December 2018, 04:12 | Edward Lowe

First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years Canadian Press

First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years

On his way into a meeting of first ministers with Indigenous leaders in Montreal this morning he told reporters that if the premiers have too many priorities, they won't get anything done.

Talk regarding the energy sector and the bill has grown stronger in the recent times, most recently with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announcing a temporary curtailment of the province's oil production in an attempt to get a better price for crude.

However, that's not the major issue facing our federation, nor the most pressing.

The Premier of Saskatchewan, along with those from across Canada, were in Montreal attending the First Ministers Meeting.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face criticism from premiers about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxes and oil prices - none of which are specifically on the agenda.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford who had initially threatened to walk out of the meeting if his demands for changes to the agenda weren't met, described the discussions as "fabulous" and "fantastic".

Derek Fisher joining LA Sparks as head coach
According to ESPN basketball insider Adrian Wojnarowski , Fisher has been hired as head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks . He went 17-65 in his first year as head coach of the Knicks and was sacked the following season after the team's 23-31 record.

Ford's recently unveiled climate-change plan is a "step backwards", Trudeau said, noting that the Ontario premier has scrapped his province's involvement in a cap-and-trade regime with Quebec and California.

Ford said he was looking forward to Friday's meeting but, after his tete-a-tete with Trudeau, he refused to answer reporters' questions about whether walking away from the table is still an option.

The Alberta government's position has hardened against the federal government's Bill C-69, another sign of the change in its relationship with Ottawa.

Friday's closed-door gathering is Trudeau's fourth summit with premiers and promises to be the most turbulent - and likely the least productive. "Canada's targets are national targets, even though the premier may wish to play games with numbers". Asked if it was odd for Quebec to find itself in agreement with the prime minister and watching as other provinces pick fights, Legault laughed: "I sensed there were a lot of people who wanted me in their camp".

Ford and other premiers wanted to discuss the nationally-loathed, job killing, environmentally pointless carbon tax.

In full-page ads purchased in Quebec media Friday, including the Montreal Gazette, the province says delays in the pipeline expansion are costing Canadians $80 million a day.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record even as growth slows
High Chinese retaliatory tariffs on US soybeans have caused the USA exports of soybeans to drop by as much as 97 percent . Imports of iron ore fell for a second time, reflecting waning restocking demand at steel-mills as profit margins narrow.

Legault also raised the issue with Trudeau of compensation for costs incurred in paying for asylum seekers.

"We will pursue the discussions", Legault said.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs wants to revive the Energy East pipeline, while Quebec Premier François Legault says there's no way Quebec will support such an idea.

"I'm optimistic that we'll all see it through", said Higgs.

Manitoba's Brian Pallister is warning that nothing will be accomplished at today's first ministers' meeting if premiers insist on expanding the agenda to discuss a laundry list of issues.

No other premier seems inclined to join Ford in threatening to walk out of the meeting.

Diogo Dalot is still optimistic about Manchester United’s season
Only a few seasons ago, Arsenal would have been happy with just a point on their travels to Old Trafford but not last night.

The fall legislature session ended Thursday with talk of what could be the biggest change of them all. "And frankly, we know how we can work together and move forward".



Other News

Trending Now

Nationals Don't Expect To Re-Sign Bryce Harper
As it stands, the Nationals will enter 2019 with an outfield of Adam Eaton , Juan Soto , Michael A. Heck, with Harper , I think that multiple World Series wins can not be ruled out.

Google Pulls 22 New Malicious Android Apps From Play Store
E-Readers that are running this version of Android will find a multitude of Google services will cease to function properly. Google is also encouraging all developers with new and existing apps to not include support for Ice Cream Sandwich .

US military carries out Open Skies flight over Ukraine
The Pentagon branded the flight "extraordinary" in a statement , saying it took place under the Open Skies Treaty. Pahon said the plane had 17-member crew from the 55th Wing based at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

Messi makes more LaLiga history with goals record
Espanyol looked for a way back in to the match as Duarte's downward header at the far post was blocked by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Barcelona were caught out at the back in the 74th minute when Duarte stabbed the ball in at close range from a free-kick.

US Braces To Sail Warship Into Black Sea Amidst Russia Ukraine Conflict
Ukrainian ports of the Azov sea reduced the turnover more than doubled, forced to go on four-day working week and reduce staff. The report pointed out that the move could potentially increase tensions between the United States and Russian Federation .

With Kevin Hart Ouster, Hosting the Oscars Just Got Harder
Hart initially failed to issue an apology, insisting he had addressed the situation "several times" already. And to the academy, that's important. " Oscars host has become a not very desirable job in Hollywood".

Bill Cosby Blamed For "Baby It's Cold Outside" Radio Ban
Since then, Canadian broadcasters Bell Media, CBC Radio and Rogers Media have also made a decision to drop the song this year. Loesser said she was upset about the furore because "it's a song my father wrote for him and my mother to sing at parties".

Google One subscribers can get up to $200 off Pixel 3/XL
The Pixel ThrEE with EEsim (sorry - there's a reason we don't work in marketing) will be available "in the coming months". First, Google has adjusted the volume behaviour when connecting to a Bluetooth device, which applies to all Pixel phones.

Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal wedding ceremonies start
Not just that, the newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are also expected to arrive at the wedding. We bring you with all the latest updates from the pre-wedding ceremonies from Udaipur.

President Donald Trump’s Coin Toss During Army-Navy Game
Earlier in the day, Trump announced his current chief of staff, John Kelly, would be leaving his position at the end of the year. As the theme from "Rocky" blared from speakers, Trump greeted soldiers and shook hands with Mike Thornton, a retired U.S.