People take part in a climate change strike in Toronto, Ontario [File: Carlos Osorio/Reuters]
Toronto, Canada – If Canada‘s election last month sent any message to the rest of the world, it was that climate change is now a major component of political discourse, especially in the North American country.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term, albeit with a minority government, running on the message of balancing climate and the economy.
In his first term, Trudeau implemented a federal carbon pollution price, starting at about $15 ($20 Canadian) per tonne and rising to about $37 ($50 Canadian) per tonne in 2022, with a rebate for individuals. After the election, Trudeau recommitted to working on climate change, but said he still