Analysts see demand for oil hitting a plateau in about a decade. And the global shift toward renewable energy could happen a lot faster if countries decide radical steps are needed to avoid climate catastrophe.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, pictured meeting with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Ottawa on May 4. The task ahead for Canada will be to find a way to channel the angst and insecurity felt by westerners—and cranked up by the likes of Kenney—into a long-term transition strategy that can reduce the shocks from the epochal shifts in energy demand, while giving Canadians in all regions a head start in developing a post-carbon economy, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s hard to make history go backwards.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.