With much of the government’s legislative agenda in limbo amid the COVID-19 crisis, environmental advocates say they’re hopeful the government will still be able to introduce a legislative framework for Canada to meet its pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured on Feb. 24, has been working behind the scenes with Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna on Canada's post-COVID-19 recovery plan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environmental groups say they expect green programs to form the backbone of the government’s recovery effort when the COVID-19 crisis abates.
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Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not having an ambassador to the Holy See sends a symbolic message, say former Canadian diplomats, but it may not make a practical difference compared to having the post represented by a chargé d'affaires.
Proposed changes to the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct include a mandatory one-year cooling-off period for lobbyists following political activities such as door-to-door canvassing during an election campaign.