Justin Trudeau Is Facing a Carbon Tax Backlash. He’s Not Alone.

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Justin Trudeau Is Facing a Carbon Tax Backlash. He’s Not Alone.


Three years ago, Canada joined 194 other countries in Paris to announce a landmark agreement on climate change, now informally known by the French capital’s name. This week began in Paris, however, with startlingly violent discord over fuel taxes stemming from that climate deal.

Mr. Moe is not a climate change denier. But he is flatly dismissive of the large body of work by economists showing that carbon pricing is an effective tool. “I don’t think it’s fair to say, in any way, that it does work,” he told me.

Canada has found itself caught in the middle of an evolving power play between the United States and China. On Saturday, Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver for a flight to Mexico.

On Friday in a Vancouver courtroom, the fraud allegations by the United States against Ms. Meng began to emerge in what may be a long extradition hearing. (It was also disclosed that Ms. Meng owns two houses in Vancouver and spends two to three weeks there each year.)

The arrest has already provoked vitriol and fear in China toward both the United States and Canada. Ms. Meng is not just a top executive at a company that is a source of pride for China, she is also the daughter of Huawei’s founder.

We have a team of reporters and editors around the world following the consequences of Ms. Meng’s arrest. If the story has captured your interest, make The Times your destination for news and analysis on further developments.

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—Plans by the Trump administration to lift the ban on oil exploration along the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will only compound the problems that polar bears face because of climate change, a researcher at the University of Alberta said.

—Harry Leslie Smith, who split his time between Canada and Britain, became a man with a mission and an avid following late in life.

—Christine Girard became the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in weight lifting. Six years passed, however, before she got the medal she deserved.



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