Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ceded ground this week on both sides of the climate debate and most remarkably, ceded ground to conservative opponents who are focused solely on killing a tax while offering nothing on the environment themselves, writes columnist Tim Harper.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has dropped the ball, politically, on the carbon tax, writes op-ed columnist Tim Harper. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
The federal Liberals may be taking a pragmatic approach to their carbon tax plan by softening the blow to heavy emitters.
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Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'