By pinning its electoral hopes and dreams on flipping orange ridings, the Green Party all but guarantees Canada will fail to address the climate emergency, writes Amara Possian, a Toronto-based professor and Canada campaigns Director at 350.org.
Reflecting on her first 100 days in office while navigating public health restrictions, Green Party leader guesses she has likely done 90 stakeholder meetings. “We really tried to do all the things that you would do," she said.
Dianne Saxe was the Ontario environmental commissioner from 2015 until 2019, when the Ford government eliminated her position. On Friday, Canada's National Observer reported that Saxe would run for the Greens in 2022.
“Canadians don’t like to hear it, and I don’t like to say it, but even under Donald Trump, the Americans did a better job at tackling the climate emergency over his four years than Canada did,” newly elected Green party Leader Annamie Paul said during a public conversation via Zoom on Thursday.
The federal Liberals saw their share of the vote drop in two Toronto byelections on Monday, October 26, 2020, a humbling result for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the first electoral test of his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.