Overall, though, survey respondents gave the provinces a poorer grade than the feds.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna put forward a motion in the House last month, declaring a climate emergency. The next day, the government reapproved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, drawing condemnation from environmentalists. But the environment and fighting climate change is emerging as a top issue in this election, said Forum Research's Lorne Bozinoff. 'We’re seeing a fundamental shift. This could be the year for climate change.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government’s response to climate change is falling short of many Canadians’ expectations, a new national poll suggests.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'