By Shachi Kurl, Op-Ed Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 2021
...If there is one exception to the political and policy issues stuck on the back burner, it is climate change, consistently named by Canadians (after health care and pandemic management) as uppermost on their minds. The parallels to how we think about both crises are notable.
...I have been told before that public opinion shouldn’t matter when determining climate policy. That may be true, but it does anyway. It’s why it took until this spring for the leader of a major federal political party to find the gumption to bring in a plan to price carbon.