We’ve reached a point where Canada must begin to deliver on its climate and clean energy rhetoric. Actual reductions are the true measure of whether a country is leading on climate. Getting methane right is a perfect opportunity for Canada to prove it means what it says.
The oil sands, pictured in Fort McMurray, Alta. Canada’s oil and gas regulations promised to reduce methane emissions 40 per cent to 45 per cent below 2012 baseline levels by 2025. Unfortunately, new data shows that the regulations will only achieve a 29 per cent reduction by 2025, not the promised 40 per cent to 45 per cent. That’s a gap of five to seven million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, writes Sam Kotis.
The Hill Times file photograph by Jake Wright
BOSTON, MASS.—A lot can change in a short period of time.
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While a ‘missed opportunity’ in the earlier days of the pandemic, some observers worry tying strings to provincial and territorial access to potentially life-saving vaccines could be seen as ‘unethical.’
With so much of everyday life migrating online due to the pandemic, says Michael Edwards of Sussex Strategy, the potential for engaging political supporters who weren’t initially comfortable doing transactions has grown.
Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.