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Challenges and Opportunities

Following a meeting with her provincial counterparts, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna also joins us to discuss the challenge of coming up with a Canadian climate change plan. Is it possible to be an energy producer and lead the way on reducing emissions?
Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna speaks during a news conference, in Paris, France, on Nov. 29, 2015. McKenna has been named to a group of 14 international ministers who will serve as facilitators of the COP21 climate conference in Paris. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

It hadn't happened in a decade.

One Friday, Canada's federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers used their first ministerial-level meeting in ten years to "take stock" of the challenge of reducing carbon emissions and continue to work on a national strategy to combat climate change.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna sat down with The House following the meeting to talk about the upcoming first ministers meeting on climate.