Unexciting federal budget a flimsy smokescreen for climate capitulation
The Bay du Nord decision, like Trudeau’s decision to buy the TMX pipeline, will have profound and lasting echoes. It has deeply disappointed environmentalists who pinned their hopes on Guilbeault. It makes a farce of anything Trudeau says about climate in future.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on the Hill on budget day, April 7, 2022. Why is a government so far off its Paris Accord commitments even contemplating new fossil fuel projects? For the jobs, supposedly, but those jobs are less plentiful than they once were, and, given the finite future of oil, less permanent, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia