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Trudeau needs to step up his game to meet Paris, says energy economist

By Emily Haws      

Mark Jaccard, an energy economist at Simon Fraser University, says its great that the government is taking action, but they need to at least cap oil sands expansion if it wants to make targets outlined in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down with scientist and TV personality Bill Nye on March 6 at the University of Ottawa. During the talk he said Canada would meet its emission reduction targets, despite a December report to the United Nations saying Canada's current and planned policies will leave the country 66 megatonnes short of its Paris Climate Accord commitment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Liberal government is “a determined bunch,” but its policies need to be more stringent to meet Canada’s 2030 carbon reduction commitment in the Paris Climate Accord, says Simon Fraser University energy economist Mark Jaccard.

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Election 2019: where parties posted their worst 25 results

The Conservatives and NDP had their poorest returns in Quebec, the Liberals had biggest losses in Alberta, and the Green Party shared their lowest count between Alberta, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

NDP ready ‘any time’ for election if party goals not met, Singh says

News|By Palak Mangat
'We know that the government is going to need our support at some level if they want to pass bills,' he said. 'That’s not going to come for free.'

Updated: Senator Diane Bellemare joins Independent Senators Group after leaving role on government team in Red Chamber

Implementation of new NAFTA will be ‘important priority’ for Liberal government as U.S. negotiations progress

News|By Neil Moss
The U.S. chair of the House Agricultural Committee says he thinks the USMCA will be brought to the floor for a vote by the end of year.

Conservatives name Seidman new Senate whip, replacing Plett who’s now Tory Senate leader

Continuity key to speakership in minority Parliament, say politicos, contenders

News|By Beatrice Paez
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.

New Senate group eligible for $191,000 for rest of the year, but funding source up in the air 

Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president

News|By Mike Lapointe
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.

‘This is different’: diplomats warned of divided Canada during parliamentary crash course

Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.
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