By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
The Economist worries that Canadians are electing powerful state politicians opposed to Trudeau climate policies.
Can Ontario’s new leader wreck Canada’s climate-change plan?
If Alberta supports him, he might do
The Economist explains
Jun 27th 2018 by M.D. | OTTAWA
DOUG FORD says his first official act as leader of Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, will be to kill the cap-and-trade programme put in place by the Liberal government that his Progressive Conservatives defeated earlier this month. As of June 29th, the date of the handover, Mr Ford promises that what he describes as “the cap-and-trade carbon tax” will be gone. The climate-change programme is provincial policy, but it also forms part of Canada’s national plan, which crucially depends on each of the 10 provinces and three territories reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. In withdrawing Ontario, the second-largest emitter after energy-rich Alberta, will Mr Ford wreck the national climate-change plan?