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Trudeau Climate Chief Sees North American Alignment Under Biden

April 9, 2021, 4:11 PM

Just a few months ago, the U.S. government wasn’t participating in a global treaty to reduce harmful gas emissions, and legal challenges were threatening to kill a carbon tax imposed by the Canadian government as the centerpiece of its effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Now, everything is different: Joe Biden is in the White House promising to restore America’s global leadership on climate, and the Supreme Court of Canada has blessed the carbon tax championed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

To Canada’s environment minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, the path is now clear for North America to take ...