Press release

Media Availability: Canada's carbon crunch as the Premiers meet

July 17, 2018

As Canada’s premiers gather in New Brunswick (July 18-20, 2018), the country’s plan to combat climate change is under hot debate. Resistance from key leaders – including Ontario’s recently elected Premier Ford – has delivered a body blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon price promises.

Experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are available to comment on the federal government’s backstop program, the latest statements from each Premier, relevant conditions in each province – and how we move forward as a divided nation.

To speak with any of the following experts, please contact or call (204) 958-7700 ext. 706.

David McLaughlin is IISD's Director of Climate Change Canada. With over 30 years of public policy experience in national and provincial government and the private sector, David is a Canadian policy expert on energy, economy, environmental and intergovernmental policy issues.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.