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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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.