2019 Canadian federal election debate

2019-10-09

in Canada, Politics

It didn’t have a strong effect on my view of the situation: that Trudeau has been a poor prime minister on the most important issues, that Scheer would be worse, and that everyone else is scrambling for a few parliamentary seats in hopes of being influential in a minority government. So far the most interesting idea of the campaign has been the Green Party proposal for an all-party climate change cabinet. It makes a lot of sense to put decisions about long-term energy and infrastructure planning, as well as climate change adaptation, under a body that will take a broader view across the decades instead of responding principally to day-to-day developments.

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. October 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm

He Ducked, He Weaved, He’s Still Standing

Trudeau parried with platitudes a flurry of attacks. The damage report.

. October 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm

“Brigitte Pellerin: May’s suggestion to establish a “war cabinet” to fight the climate crisis surprised me. She didn’t get to expand on this very much, and the devil is no doubt in the details, but I found the brief mention very intriguing. It’s in the party’s platform but somehow it hadn’t registered with me until she said it, and it suggests the party cares more about the issue than about political power which, if true, is remarkably refreshing.”

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/the-english-language-leaders-debate-our-pundits-pronounce

. October 11, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Canada leaders’ debate: tarnished Trudeau puts climate crisis at heart of election

PM immediately targeted over blackface scandal but says choice is about two parties with ‘very different views’ on global heating

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