Politically, Trudeau’s everybody-wins carbon tax may end up spiking the guns of his Conservative adversaries. But will it address climate change in any real way? I’m not sure it will.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Oct. 1, 2018. Even with a fully functioning carbon tax, the Liberal government is nowhere near meeting the targets it set for itself in the 2015 climate summit, writes Thomas Walkom. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—Justin Trudeau effectively kicked off the 2019 federal election campaign Tuesday with a you-can’t-lose carbon tax pledge to voters in Ontario.
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The Liberals will be under attack from all sides in the next election campaign, but Liberals say they have a good story to tell and some say they need to sharpen up their communications strategy before it's too late.