The West Block: Jan. 24 | Canada’s Governor General resigns; pipeline politics; vaccine delays

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    Mercedes Stephenson is joined on ‘The West Block’ by Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Ottawa Katherine Brucker.

    LeBlanc says Julie Payette’s resignation as Canada’s Governor General “allows the employees of Rideau Hall to have an appropriate workplace and it allows a renewal of the leadership at this important institution.”

    On U.S. President Joe Biden’s move to cancel Keystone XL, Premier Kenney says ‘it’s a very bad starting point’ for Canada-U.S. relations under a new administration.

    When asked about Biden’s decision, Brucker says “it’s important to know that this is a presidential decision based on a larger climate agenda.”

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    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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