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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For the first time in the party’s history, a Conservative member has initiated a petition to call a referendum on the party leader. But, the Conservative Party’s president has questioned the online petition’s validity.
Along with his time as House leader, the Liberal MP-elect served under the Wynne government as Ontario’s attorney general, minister of community safety and correctional services, and as labour minister.
With 34 ridings with no incumbent contesting the race and a total of 16 flipped seats, at least 44 new people are projected to join the House's class of 2021, including the first Filipina-Canadian to hold federal office.