TRUDEAU, MACRON INK PART­NER­SHIP IN PARIS CER­E­MONY

Windsor Star - - CANADA -

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.

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