Andrew Scheer’s enemies will keep hammering away at his plan from now until election day in October, which will put the Conservative leader on the defensive. This is why, politically speaking, Scheer really had nothing to gain from promoting anything even slightly resembling a well-thought-out climate change plan.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on June 17, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. His recently released climate change plan will help his political opponents a lot more than it’ll help the environment, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer’s recently released climate change plan will help his political opponents a lot more than it’ll help the environment.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.