David McLaughlin is one of Canada's leading climate and sustainability public policy experts. He served in the New Brunswick government as Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning, Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Policy and Priorities, and Deputy Minister to the Commission on Legislative Democracy. He has been Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of New Brunswick, and federal Minister of Finance. He was formerly a technical advisor to the Expert Advisory Council for the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.


Andrew Scheer’s climate opportunity

The Chinese written character for “crisis” perfectly frames the art of politics. It consists of two characters: danger and opportunity. In politics, danger to your opponent is opportunity for you. So stands the Conservative Party of Canada …

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Climate change policy

How Canada will meet its Paris Agreement climate-change commitments, while adapting to weather-related changes already impacting the nation, is shaping up to be a major issue in the next federal election. Some provinces have balked …

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Politique sur les changements climatiques

Tout en s’adaptant à des changements climatiques qui ont déjà une incidence sur le pays, les mesures que prendra le Canada pour respecter ses engagements pris lors de l’Accord de Paris s’annoncent comme un enjeu …

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The Canada-US trade and energy relationship

Much of Canada's wealth and well-being is attributable to its success as a trading nation; in particular trade with the United States. The characteristics of the two economies and the trade flows between them provide …

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Climate change policy in Canada

2019 has seen huge developments in Canadian politics, and we still have months to go until the federal election. We know some of the political questions that will define election 43. But what about the …

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