Carr said China has yet to provide evidence to back up the claims.
Sees no obstacle in the controversial clause in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Canada’s trade team will need to forge a strong relationship with Mexico’s president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whom they met July 25.
Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.
The pipeline is within federal jurisdiction, but BC premier is trying to use provincial power to kill the expansion.
Decision based on the BC government’s legal challenges to the pipeline, the need to protect shareholders.
Says BC is very aware Canada can and will do what it takes to exert its authority to have the pipeline built.
Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.
Puts at risk up to one-third of the emissions reductions from the national climate change action plan.
Federal loans and loan guarantees to help producers weather the duties has been limited.
Tories accuse Trudeau government of currying favour with China to the detriment of national security.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says everything is on the table in terms of possible help for the industry.
Resource minister notes opponents see it as not in US-Canada’s energy interests.
Will slightly ease power bills that are expected to almost double rate paid last year.
Jim Carr tours SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 project in Estevan, Sask.