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The federal-provincial approach to climate change: how is this going to work?

By Chelsea Nash      

Co-ordinating the provinces' economies and needs is the "crux" of the issue.

From left: Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne all have different ideas about what a national climate strategy should look like. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

The Liberal government will have its work cut out for itself come September, when final reports resulting from the federal-provincial approach to creating a national strategy to combat climate change and meet Canada’s 2030 carbon reduction goal are released. The meeting of first ministers in Vancouver this past March resulted in the creation of four working groups, co-chaired by senior bureaucrats from the federal and several provincial and territorial governments. An interim report from each of the four working

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