Most major airports in Canada have pre-clearance for travellers heading to the United States. American customs officers operate on this end of flights going south to speed up the process, allowing Canadians to land in the U.S. and simply walk out of the airport en route to their business meetings, vacations, or family reunions.
The Liberal government said in its fall economic update it would earmark more than half a billion dollars over five years to roll out its marijuana legalization plans. The Hill Times file photograph
They’ve indicated support for a bill to limit advertising of ‘unhealthy’ food and drink to kids, yet they have no problem rushing through marijuana legalization for recreational use, including for youth.
If Canada takes immediate action and commits significant new funds to securing the bold, large-scale protections that the science and Indigenous knowledge call for, it can become a global leader in conservation and help provide and sustain clean water, vibrant lands and cultures and a more stable climate for generations to come.
Climate Action Tracker, a European initiative that tracks climate change policies and results in 32 countries, has rated Canada’s Paris climate plans as 'insufficient,' claiming that Canada was taking a questionable shortcut to make its climate goals seem more ambitious than they really are by claiming forestry and land use as credits for emissions reductions.
But political parties and media establishment be warned—many of the elected women we see today won't settle for the usual games, and with greater numbers, can push back. They know their time has come, they are prepared to publicly call out misogyny in all of its forms, and to leave the field much better than they found it.