Party leaders take on climate ’emergency,’ but climate loses
By Susan Riley May. 20, 2019
Put charitably, the main parties are on the same page on ending subsidies; they are just having trouble reconciling their schedules. Complete phaseout starting in 2019? No. How about 2050? How about never? Does never work for everyone?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Liberals and NDP introduced rival motions intended to show how seriously they take the looming climate catastrophe—but both were mostly booby-traps for the other parties, containing no serious, or novel, arguments, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade