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Trudeau’s tough talk on climate turns to timid tokenism 

By Susan Riley      

It is so modest, in ambition and timing, it will never drive the changes needed to mitigate the increasingly severe, and obvious, impacts of climate change.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently in Ottawa. It makes the Commons endorsement of the Paris climate accord last week a particularly cynical act—a soothing fiction, a pretence of concern, an empty gesture, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

GATINEAU, QUE.—In the long, vainglorious history of politicians over-promising and under-delivering, the new Liberal carbon tax is in a class of its own.

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