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Trudeau’s real job now: sparking national action on a post-carbon future

By Les Whittington      

Thanks to the climate-action-denier crowd, the country is actually in danger of moving in the wrong direction. But voters on Oct. 21 may have at least opened the way for some kind of progress.

Incited by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, right, Prairie residents have been encouraged to see the federal Liberals as a scapegoat for all their problems, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Apparently Doug Ford didn’t really mean it when he said in the summer that he would let voters in the federal election decide whether he would continue with Ontario’s costly, and likely futile, legal offensive against Ottawa’s carbon levy.

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