Canada’s green agenda not hijacked by COVID-19: environment minister

Article Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-green-agenda-not-hijacked-by-covid-19-environment-minister-1.5112353

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OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the pandemic hasn’t hijacked the government’s “big green agenda,” and warned that if left unaddressed climate change will have more of an impact on Canadians than COVID-19. Wilkinson admitted that the government’s priority is dealing with the pandemic, but said they will be thinking about the investments they must make “in the context of the looming crisis that is climate change.” “At the end of the day, if we do not address the climate issue, the impacts that we will feel from that will be significantly greater than what we’re feeling from COVID-19,” Wilkinson told Evan Solomon during an online exclusive interview with CTV Question Period.