In our constitutional rights document, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, there are all manner of protections. But nothing—nothing—about the environment.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, pictured in her Hill office on Aug. 29, 2016. The Green Party’s environmental plan is the one that deserves the greatest scrutiny, because—if, as recent polls also suggest, a minority government is almost inevitable—it is the one now most likely to be implemented. Ms. May will be the most powerful person in Canada, in effect, because she will hold the balance of power in late 2019 and beyond, writes Warren Kinsella.
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TORONTO—Want to save the planet? Amend the Constitution.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.