It’s obvious that the fate of the planet, of human life itself, is at stake. Yet, conservative leaders are using their influence to deride efforts to address the looming catastrophe.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, right, hasn’t unveiled his climate plan yet, but it may fall in the same vein as the conservative premiers of Ontario and Alberta, Doug Ford, middle, and Jason Kenney, right, respectively. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer kept joking at the press gallery dinner the other night about the persistent questions about his party’s lack of a climate-change plan six months before a federal election. Yes, yes, it’s coming, he chuckled.
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