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Mia Rabson

Trudeau taps western MP

OTTAWA—Jonathan Wilkinson has been the minister of environment and climate change for less than 24 hours but the job is likely going to get harder from here.

“Environment is probably the most challenging portfolio in government the next three years,” said Stewart Elgie, a law professor at the University of Ottawa's Institute of the Environment.

NDP climate plan to slash emissions in half

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada's emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.

The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform.