The man appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be his special representative for the Prairie provinces took a conciliatory tone at a Calgary business luncheon Tuesday. Winnipeg MP Jim Carr told his audience that he understands that the Liberals are not very popular on the Prairies right now, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He says his number one priority is to make the region happy and without any departmental responsibilities his only task is to be the eyes and ears for the area for the prime minister. Carr is promising more respectful discussions between Ottawa and the provinces and is hopeful that the Trans Mountain pipeline will be completed at some point. He made it clear that no future energy projects will be approved without full consultation with Indigenous groups.