TRUDEAU, MACRON INK PARTNERSHIP IN PARIS CEREMONY
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Monday to a fresh, fortified attack on climate change. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna signed the new France-Canada partnership on climate and environment in a ceremony at the French presidential palace during the first day of Trudeau’s official visit to Paris. The partnership includes pushing for a global price on carbon and reductions to transport-related emissions. The Trudeau government is also hoping the partnership will convince the French that Canada is serious about fighting climate change — and that ratification of the new Canada-EU free trade deal will eventually follow. There have been concerns in France that investor-protection clauses within CETA would lead to weakened environmental rules.