fort mcmurray: One thinks of the carnage at Fort McMurray in 2016 where the houses were on fire after a massive blaze swept through the area burning 590,000 hectares of forest, destroying much of the city and forcing the evacuation of 88,000 people, according to Rabble. Phoney war Many people hoped that climate change would be a top issue in the Canadian federal election. Because it is. But what we have mainly seen so far is war rooms for the Liberal and Conservative parties vying to show why the other side's leader is unworthy and unfit to govern. Paris promises The government of Justin Trudeau promised at the Paris climate summit in 2015 that by 2030 Canada would reduce greenhouse gas GHG emissions by 30 per cent below their levels back in 2005. It is as if our political system is incapable of mobilizing on anything beyond nasty short-termism. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.