Opinion Editorial

Jill Scheer smiles as Conservative MP Andrew Scheer announces he will run for the leadership of the Conservative party Wednesday September 28, 2016 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Unknown hopefuls bode well for Tories

Last week, Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer announced he has joined the contest to head the federal Conservatives. Political observers sighed; when would a political star emerge to lead the party Stephen Harper left behind?

Jim Carr, right, Minister of Natural Resources, speaks as Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, listens after the federal government announced approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, at the Sea Island Coast Guard Base in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday September 27, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Global gas surplus sure to stall LNG plan

Now that the federal government has approved the $36-billion Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas project proposed by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company, Petronas, the ball is in the company’s court. It will decide whether this ambitious project will proceed.

Wind turbines.

Grits dump thriftless, bungled green plan

It's difficult to put the toothpaste back into the tube, but the Ontario Liberals are going to try. They've suspended any plans for additional green energy projects that originate from wind, solar and energy-from-waste, conveniently citing a recent report that says Ontario has more than enough electricity for the next decade.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau(L) and China Premier Li Keqiang embrace on September 23, 2016 at a conference of the Canada China Business Council in Montreal, Quebec. (Clément SABOURINCLEMENT SABOURIN/AFP/Getty Images)  

Extradition to China should be non-starter

China's premier, visiting Canada last week as part of an extraordinary warming of relations, defended his country's use of the death penalty. "It is consistent with our national condition," Li Keqiang told reporters. "If we abolish the death penalty, innocent people will lose their lives."

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