What if, next time, a particular province opposes the expansion of inter-provincial rail systems or electricity transmission lines — both of which are important to fight climate change and build a clean economy. Should they get a veto too?
Editor's note: Canada's National Observer invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May and Andrew Scheer to speak directly to our readers through op-eds as the campaign winds down. Op-eds are forthcoming from Singh and May.
The dominant political and economic ethic, neoliberalism, privileges the market as the prime driver of decision-making in our society. For those who profit from this, the only crisis is not climatic, but the threat to their continued privilege.