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Policy Briefing: Environment
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has claimed that Canada will be a leader in fighting climate change and protecting the environment, but he hasn't followed through on his commitment, writes the NDP environment critic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Climate leader? Trudeau needs to walk the talk

He says good things at global summits, but has yet to truly deliver at home.
Under my proposed bill, the feds would be forced to respect the provinces’ environmental processes before approving any projects in their jurisdiction, including pipelines.
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Stakeholders say they’re happy with level of federal engagement, but caution against rushing the process.
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The environmental impact assessment bill has been strengthened after committee study, with more transparent decision-making, says PS Wilkinson.
Industry and environmental groups are pushing Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on reforms to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, which Ottawa is carefully reviewing for the first time in 20 years.
The Trudeau government has only wish lists when it comes to the environment, with no details on how to achieve its goals.
Patricia Fuller will advise Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and represent Canada at overseas meetings that the ministers don't attend.
Reducing the use of plastic would not only be a promising step away from a carbon-centric economy, it would also have immediate, and positive, environmental impacts.
Court challenges and right-wing provincial governments put incoming Ontario premier in good company if he insists on ducking the federal plan.

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