Even in the midst of a pandemic and recession, it isn’t the wealthiest households that care most about taking action on climate change—it’s the poorest.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured Sept. 24, told a finance crowd last month that climate change is a priority and that ‘there is a real economic opportunity in acting urgently,’ but, according to a new poll commissioned by Greenpeace, less than half of Canadians are confident the federal government will deliver on the plans and priorities laid out in September’s Throne Speech. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The environment versus economy. It’s a tired tale in need of a serious rewrite.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.