Kevin O’Leary appears to still have hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt to pay off from his Conservative leadership bid this year. The Hill Times file photograph
In this, party or partisan lines should be minimized as much as humanly possible. We are all on the same side, determined to leave a better world and a more pristine environment to our children and grandchildren. It is the least we can do. In the spirit of the Montreal Protocol, let’s get to work. Right here. Right now.
With the recent announcement of immigration targets the government has taken an important step in the right direction. The next step is more challenging and requires sufficiently resourced processes to facilitate timely immigration and, most importantly, settlement support systems to ensure new residents and citizens have the best opportunity to integrate and contribute to society.
True accountability means the Canadian and Alberta governments working together and on a nation-to-nation basis with Alberta First Nations to, in part, conduct a systematic risk assessment of oil sands tailings ponds and develop and implement an action plan to meet all of UNESCO’s recommendations.
The cost for adults applying for citizenship must be reduced to at most $300, including the $100 right of citizenship fee, and quickly.
The final outcome will unfold no matter what Canada does. But unless the Trudeau government gets a grip on reality, Canada will be drawn into this potential catastrophe by virtue of foreign policy positions it has already taken.