April 17 2020 1:36pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says COVID-19 can’t cause us to forget climate change, the ‘other’ global crisis

Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group says the federal government should consider suspending dozens of environmental regulations, laws and policies due to the economic and public health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) made the request in a 13-page letter. But the prime minister rejected CAPP’s calls for the government to delay action on climate change. “Just because we’re in one crisis right now doesn’t mean we can forget about the other one — the climate crisis that we are also facing as a world and as a country,” Trudeau told reporters.

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