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‘Climate change ultimate existential threat,’ PM Trudeau should appoint a war cabinet to tackle issue, says Green Party Leader May

By Abbas Rana      

A war cabinet should be representative of Parliament, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who plans to discuss her idea with the All-Party Environment Caucus on Dec. 4 on the Hill.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. Ms. May is suggesting the prime minister set up a 'war cabinet' to fight climate change and a special joint all-party parliamentary committee, similar to the Meech Lake Accord committee in 1990. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Climate change is “an ultimate existential threat,” and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should set up a “war cabinet” by choosing MPs from all parties so that Canada could do its part to address the most important public policy issue in the country, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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