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Federal Liberals shouldn’t give themselves too much credit for trying to lead action on the climate file, a recent poll suggests. A significant majority of Canadians gives the Trudeau government poor marks for its efforts to tackle climate change, according to a Forum Research poll. About 58 per cent of respondents rated those efforts as poor, while another quarter (28 per cent) indicated the party is performing very poorly. Despite the Liberals’ push to cast the party as

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Majority of Canadians not sold on feds’ plan to tackle climate change, poll suggests

By Beatrice Paez       

To turn public opinion around, the Liberals need to make a more credible case for why their plan is more effective, drawing clear distinctions between theirs and what the provinces are proposing, says pollster Lorne Bozinoff.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna (Ottawa Centre, Ont.) next week will travel to Katowice, Poland, the heart of the country’s coal region, for the COP24 climate conference, which is underway. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
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