Despite the national outpouring of environmental angst last week, Canada could wind up on Oct. 21 with a climate policy not unlike the essentially empty approach fashioned by Harper more than a decade ago.
Participants of the Ottawa climate strike take to Parliament Hill on Sept. 27. The Green Party registered an uptick in its poll numbers after the climate protest marches, whereas being denounced by Thunberg for lack of action seems to have hurt Trudeau more than sidestepping the protests entirely hurt Scheer, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—I used to say, “maybe people will start getting concerned about climate change when the polar bears start swimming up to their front steps.”
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This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.