Environment Slips From Radar

From the Toronto Star, columnist Chantal Hebert ponders the apparent evaporation of concern over the environment among Canadians polled, and among the politicians who monitor those polls: Once the hot seat of the Conservative cabinet, the environment portfolio is well on the way to becoming a question period La-Z-Boy. In sharp contrast with his two immediate predecessors who were regular targets of opposition attacks, Jim Prentice is lucky if he gets to stretch his legs once over the course of the opposition’s daily 45 minute grilling of the government… …Forty days into the session, backbench Conservatives have put more questions to the environment minister than the Liberals and the NDP combined… …The economy has become the overriding priority of Canadians,… read more →