Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will work as constructively as possible with Alberta after lawmakers passed Premier Danielle Smith’s controversial sovereignty law.
The legislature approved the legislation overnight after stripping a provision that would have granted the provincial cabinet extraordinary powers.
Indigenous groups called for the bill to be scrapped and the opposition New Democrats described it as “a hot mess expression”.
Trudeau says the legislation is obviously the Alberta government trying to push back on the federal government.
He says he won’t argue about it, but instead provides things like child care and dental care.
Randy Boissonnault, a federal Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta, says no one asked for this legislation and is concerned about how it will be used.