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Election 2019

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With the upcoming federal election, scheduled for October 21, government initiatives and programs are mostly on pause as the focus moves to campaigning.

This is an interesting election from an environmental perspective, with the issue of climate change being central to most campaigns. Much of the Liberal focus in the past four years has been rolling back changes that the Conservatives made to the Fisheries Act and the environmental process and it will be interesting to see if these changes are revoked under a Conservative government.

Macleans has a good summary of each parties platforms, breaking it down by both party and key issue

Issues of infrastructure and water/environmental quality aren’t getting much attention. However, climate change is proving to be a huge campaign issue.