Alberta pushes to kill Liberal plan to enshrine UN declaration on Indigenous rights

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Justin Trudeau, blamed by the Conservative Opposition for economic damage caused by rail blockades and Teck Resources’ decision to kill a massive oilsands project, faces new calls from Alberta to ditch plans to enshrine the UN declaration on rights of Indigenous peoples in Canadian law. Ottawa and Alberta traded accusations Monday over their respective economic and climate action — or inaction — plans. Now a new battlefront may be looming — one that will again test Trudeau’s ability to triangulate the Liberal government’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people, his promise to accommodate environmentalists’ concerns about energy projects, and to “transition” Canada’s economy to a cleaner, greener posture without killing the oil and gas sector.