Stephen Harper’s approach to climate change, while not stated so bluntly, was 'let the market fix it.' Justin Trudeau was more ambitious, more socially responsible, more ready to act—or so he promised. But his meek actions don’t match his bold rhetoric. Like Harper, it looks as if he, too, will be letting the market fix it.
But, if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drops his support for the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he risks gravely disappointing Rachel Notley, Alberta’s NDP premier and a fast political ally of Trudeau in a province where the Liberal name was toxic for decades, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GATINEAU, QUE.—Justin Trudeau’s signature climate strategy risks being shredded by two unforeseen developments—political upheaval in the western provinces and uncertainty about the future value of oil, particularly of tarry oilsands oil.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.