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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson, left, and Minister of the Environment Steven Guilbeault announce Canada’s new climate plan at a press conference on March 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The political opportunities and challenges of Canada’s new $9.1B climate plan

Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by only one per cent between 2005 and 2019. A new climate plan charts the path to deep cuts in carbon emissions in only eight years.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seeing nothing but blue skies ahead when it comes to his policies on climate change. But will the newly re-elected Liberal government follow through? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

While the outcome of the 2021 federal election offered little in the way of change, it may have left Canada better positioned to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.