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What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

The ECOreport looks at new Canada, US & Mexico agreement and asks What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

By Roy L Hales

Future generations may look back on the agreement that Canada, the United States and Mexico just signed as a significant milestone,  or maybe not. What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

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Healthy Economy May Be The Precondition For Fighting Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

The message probably applies to every nation, though specifics would need to change. While it is difficult to gage the effectiveness of  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s crusade for a pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change, there can be no doubt that he has brought these issues to the forefront of National attention. Do they resonate with the average Canadian: especially the newly unemployed? Or someone whose business is in trouble? On the National last night, Rex Murphy suggested building a healthy economy may be the precondition for fighting climate change.

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How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

By Roy L Hales

After two days of sometimes heated meetings behind closed door, Canada’s first ministers emerged with an agreement as to their overall goals for a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.  The contentious issues, like carbon pricing mechanisms, emissions caps and oil pipelines, have been left for another First Ministers meeting in the fall. So How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

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