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Federal Conservatives Call for Special Commons Study of Canada U.S. Relations

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Federal Conservatives Call for Special Commons Study of Canada U.S. Relations

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OTTAWA—The federal Conservatives are calling for a special House of Commons committee devoted to Canada-U.S. relations. They’ll advance the idea during a debate in the House of Commons today devoted to Opposition business. Their motion would see the committee focus on the economic relationship between the two countries, and notes, given the ongoing pandemic, “the need for a serious plan for the economic recovery that recognizes the integration of the North American economy.” While the proposed committee would have a broad mandate, the Conservatives want emphasis placed on two areas: Buy American provisions being advanced by U.S. President Joe Biden, and the case of an Enbridge pipeline known as Line 5, which some U.S. officials want to close. If the motion is approved, the new committee would be tasked with producing reports on those issues by certain deadlines, and also have the power to call the deputy prime minister, foreign …

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