Our climate targets remain the woefully inadequate Harper-era targets of limiting our GHG emissions to no more than 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Prime Justin Trudeau signs the Paris Agreement April 22, 2016, at United Nations headquarters in New York. Bruce Hyer writes that the Liberal government is not living up to its rhetoric on climate change. UN Photo by Amanda Voisard
Under the previous Conservative administration, Canada’s energy strategy was whatever the oilpatch wanted—or more precisely what foreign-owned energy multinationals requested.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.