The federal Liberals, self-described champions of climate action, are approving giant fossil fuel projects at breakneck pace, even compared to their predecessors, the oil-friendly Harper Conservatives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
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'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.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.