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Trump quits the Paris accord: Maclean’s on the Hill

What does the U.S. pullout mean for Canada? Tune in to our politics podcast to find out.


 

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Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, President Donald Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, dismissing it as draconian. The move has received worldwide condemnation, including from the Trudeau government. To offer her reaction, and tell us what Canada should do to offset a U.S. pull-out, is Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

Will the U.S. back-out make Canada competitively disadvantaged? We find out from McGill University economist Christopher Ragan.

Another major week in B.C. politics went down; the Green Party agreed to a deal to support a minority NDP government. The agreement should effectively oust Premier Christy Clark following a squeaker of an election, and puts the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at risk. Green leader Andrew Weaver explains his decision—and how he hopes to block the contentious project.

Week one on the job for newly minted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is complete. Scheer campaign chair and former MP Chuck Strahl talks about the new leader’s surprising win, his first days on the job, and the challenges ahead.

Did the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band help some Indigenous people in Canada reconnect with their culture? We have that interview to end our show on the 50th anniversary of the release of that classic album.

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The full episode



Part 1. Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris accord

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

President Donald Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, dismissing it as draconian. The move has received worldwide condemnation, including from the Trudeau government. To offer her reaction, and tell us what Canada should do to offset a U.S. pull-out, is Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Will the U.S. back-out make Canada competitively disadvantaged? We find out from McGill University economist Christopher Ragan.



Part 2. What does Trump’s Paris policy mean for Canada?

Wood chips are seen in the foreground at ProSelect green house in Delta, B.C. Friday, April, 20, 2012 as a stack releases clean emissions into the air. ProSelect is the worlds first carbon capture greenhouse using state-of-the-art clean energy to heat their greenhouses and grow their produce using CO2 produced from the burning of wood chips therefore not putting any harmful emissions into the air. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

(Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Another major week in B.C. politics went down; the Green Party agreed to a deal to support a minority NDP government. The agreement should effectively oust Premier Christy Clark following a squeaker of an election, and puts the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at risk. Green leader Andrew Weaver explains his decision—and how he hopes to block the contentious project.



Part 3. Andrew Scheer’s first days as Tory leader

Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer speaks to the crowd during the opening night of the federal Conservative leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, May 26, 2017. A final winner will be picked to lead the Conservative Party of Canada on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Week one on the job for newly minted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is complete. Scheer campaign chair and former MP Chuck Strahl talks about the new leader’s surprising win, his first days on the job, and the challenges ahead.



Part 4. How The Beatles shaped Indigenous culture in Canada

'Sgt. Pepper' from The Beatles(TM) LOVE(TM) by Cirque du Soleil raising the flag of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" held at Capitol Records Tower on June 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

‘Sgt. Pepper’ from The Beatles(TM) LOVE(TM) by Cirque du Soleil raising the flag of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” held at Capitol Records Tower on June 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Did the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band help some Indigenous people in Canada reconnect with their culture? We have that interview to end our show on the 50th anniversary of the release of that classic album.

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