Oil industry, intensifying partisanship two big barriers to effective climate action in Canada
Liberals and Conservatives provide clearly different climate change policies, yet the reality is that Canada is projected to fall short of meeting its 2030 emissions reduction pledge under either party.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to straddle the fence between pursuing his government's climate plan while also promoting oil pipelines and exports which makes cutting emissions that much harder. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising a more oil industry-friendly government, scrapping carbon pricing, cancelling planned new clean fuel standards designed to produce cleaner fuels, and is promoting more pipelines. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade