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Mia Rabson

Evidence for plastics ban coming today

OTTAWA—Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence today to back up the government's bid to ban most single-use plastics next year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last June the government was getting ready to prohibit the production and sale of single-use plastics in Canada, such as drinking straws, takeout containers and plastic cutlery.

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.