In Quebec, the anti-carbon pricing platform Scheer has been spending the fall shoring up is dead on arrival both in the National Assembly and on the ground.
Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Oct. 21, 2018, at a rally in Ottawa. Some of the activism and the passion that for so many decades attended the debate over the province’s political future has shifted to the environmental front. That shift is not happening in a vacuum, writes Chantal Hébert.
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MONTREAL—Tens of thousands of Quebecers took to the streets on Nov. 10 to call for more decisive action on climate change. In Montreal alone, 50,000 took part in the demonstration.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'