Canada’s Plan To Beef Up Climate Goals, Ban Single-Use Plastics Delayed

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-climate-plastics-ban-covid_ca_5ebefe30c5b62993620466ac

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

OTTAWA — Canada’s national environment agenda is the latest thing to be upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as plans for both beefing up national climate targets and banning some plastics are likely to be delayed. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson told The Canadian Press this week that the government remains firmly committed to its environmental promises, which were a key part of the Liberal 2019 re-election campaign. However he acknowledged that the efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Canada will also slow the government’s ability to move on some of its environment goals.