While there will be predictable hysteria about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty Thursday, what he said about it was true.
It was also consistent with his pledge during the U.S. presidential election campaign to withdraw from the global climate treaty.
Simply put, he has done what he said he would do.
Trump was correct when he said Barack Obama’s endorsement of the United Nations’ treaty represented a loss of U.S. sovereignty over its own energy policy.
That’s also true for Canada, which remains committed to the Paris treaty under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.