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Climate plans in focus as Ottawa gears up for December first ministers’ meeting

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The government is looking to finalize a pan-Canadian climate action plan in December, but some say Canada needs to adapt following Donald Trump’s election in the U.S.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured in this file photo, met with her territorial counterpart from the N.W.T. last week as part of talks in the lead up to the next first ministers meeting in Ottawa Dec. 8-9. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
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Federal government officials and staff have been busy discussing climate action plans with provincial and territorial counterparts ahead of a first ministers' meeting scheduled for Ottawa in December. The hope is to finalize a pan-Canada climate plan, but “additional pieces” could be announced even before then. “There will essentially be, perhaps, some additional pieces that may come even before the first ministers' meeting, but ideally we would come out of there with a package that, taken together, represents a comprehensive approach to addressing

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