Remember that whole fiasco in 2012 when Stephen Harper basically, you know, eviscerated most of Canada’s environmental laws in one ginormous budget bill?
People actually called it the ‘Environmental Destruction Act.’ People took to the streets. People, aka our members of parliament, pulled all-nighters proposing amendments to the bill, but Harper just laughed in their faces while playing the keyboard. Or something like that.
So yeah, things got pretty grim there for a minute (aka six years).
But not to worry, a young fella named Justin Trudeau came along and campaigned hard to restore environmental laws. He promised science. He promised consideration of climate impacts. He promised to restore the public trust in the environmental assessment process. Easy peasy, right?