Trudeau’s environmental record on the line in Canada election year
In his four years leading Canada, the Liberal prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has gone to great lengths – at home and abroad – to bolster his environmental credentials. Now, with a federal election looming, he is gambling his parliamentary majority and political future on them.
When Canadians cast their votes next October, they will do so amid standard electoral issues: jobs, the economy and foreign policy. But in a country largely dependent on resource extraction, a pair of politically fractious additions have risen to the top: carbon taxes and pipelines.
Justin Trudeau Will Massively Increase The Carbon Tax If He Wins The Election
Catherine McKenna recently criticized Andrew Scheer for saying the carbon tax will go up if Trudeau remains in power:
“Unfortunately Andrew Scheer is focused on saying things that are patently untrue while putting forward no climate plan. Climate change is one of biggest challenges we face & clean solutions present a huge economic opportunity. Time to come together. For our kids & grandkids.”
The term ‘eco-terrorist’ is back and it’s killing climate activists
When devastating wildfires were sweeping the West last fall, Ryan Zinke, who recently announced his resignation as Interior secretary, lay the blame for the blazes on a ragtag group of environmentalists. “We have been held hostage by these environmental terrorist groups that have not allowed public access, that refuse to allow the harvest of timber,” Zinke said in an interview with Breitbart News.
Environmental activism has long put protesters at odds with government officials. But instead of dismissing climate-conscious demonstrators as hippies or “tree huggers,” government officials have begun using more dangerous labels — including “terrorist.”
Donald Trump Will Resign The Presidency In 2019 In Exchange For Immunity For Him And His Family, Former Bush Adviser Says
“Trump will not be removed from office by the constitutional impeachment and removal process,” Steinberg wrote in The Star-Ledger. “Instead, the self-professed supreme dealmaker will use his presidency as a bargaining chip with federal and state authorities in 2019, agreeing to leave office in exchange for the relevant authorities not pursuing criminal charges against him, his children or the Trump Organization.”
Immigration Canada preparing to launch revamped family reunification system
Massive application backlogs have swamped the family reunification system for years; the backlog ran to 167,000 applications in 2011. That number was reduced to about 26,000 people in June, according to IRCC statistics.
The department also pointed out that processing times have been significantly shortened, with most applications being processed in two years — down from eight years just three years ago.