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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 12

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B OPINION > WEDITORIAL "FIVE CHALLENGES FOR NEW FEDERAL CABINET federal cabinet by who got in and who was left out.But two or three years from now, Canadians will judge the prime minister and his Liberal power circle by how they've risen to meet the most urgent challenges facing this country. Here's our list of issues that should keep them all' awake at night. Climate change: Most voters in last month's federal election backed parties committed to preventing global warming from becoming a global catastrophe. As a re- sult of action taken in Trudeau's first term, carbon pric- ing in some form or another is now in effect across the country. These and other measures mean Canada is more than halfway to meeting its Paris Agreement pledge to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. But there's still a long, arduous journey ahead. While Canada is responsible for only a small fractiGn of the world's carbon emissions, it can and should play a lead- ership role in pioneering the kind of low-carbon econo- my other countries could embrace. For this to happen, the federal government has to persuade Canadians to accept major lifestyle changes, including far higher carbon taxes. National unity: The premiers of Alberta and Sas- katchewan - provinces without a single Liberal MP - have taken a page from Quebec's playbook. Raising the spectre of Western separatism, they're pushing for more provincial autonomy in ways that could weaken the federation. The return of the Bloc Québécois as a power- ful but parochial force in Parliament will further fray the national ties that bind. It's already led to a battle of words between Prairie and Quebec leaders. Not only does Trudeau need to find answers to west- ern grievances, he should act as an impartial conciliator between the provinces. In addition, his government must continue working for reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous Peoples. There can be no unified Canadian nation without the participation of its First Nations. Recession risks: Recently, the Parliamentary Budget Officer reported that federal deficits will be much high- er than the government had planned. But that's without including the tens of billions of dollars in new spending and tax cuts the Liberals promised in October's election. The global economy is sputtering. Unresolved trade conflicts between the United States and China are only increasing the risk of a widespread recession in the next few years. Preparing Canada for that likelihood while delivering the new cash they've promised will force the Liberals to make tough decisions. They can't do it all. Pharmacare: Nowhere will wise budgeting decisions be in greater demand than when it comes to keeping the Liberal promise to move forward with some kind of na- tional program to provide greater public access to pre- ~ scription drugs. The New Democrats have announced that iy ton Canadian Champion | Thursday, November 28 their support for keeping the minority Liberals in power is contingent upon the fast establishment of a universal pharmacare program. Yes, the Liberals should find ways £ to fill the yawning gaps in our public health- -care system. » But economic realities won't let them ignore costs. The storms in this globalized world won't disappear. They will only become harder to navigate through. Let's hope Trudeau is putting the right crew in place to do it. c ; Right now Canadians are judging Justin Trudeau's new x slr T0 LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN CONTENT VISIT INSIDEHALTON.COM SNAPSHOT Louise Azarcon photo Autumn's splendor is reflected on Mill Pond. Got a great local photo you'd like to share? Send it to . HALTON HIGHWAY COMPLETE WORK NOW FINISHED FROM SIXTEEN MILE CREEK AND TANSLEY. WRITES MILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY airs. MILTON ¢ % HISTORICAL oy SOCIETY Column Time Capsules are gems of information extracted from past issues of the Champion and other publi- cations in order to provide a window into Milton's past. AUGUST 1923 Work on Dundas Street provincial highway has been completed from the Sixteen Mile Creek bridge to Tansley bridge. The roadway is broader than that of the Toronto-Hamil- ton highway and is also better, composed as it is of broken stone covered with tarvia. It is said that work | is about to begin in the | section from Tansley to Clappison's Corners and | possibly on that from the Sixteen bridge to Cooks- ville. « More harvesters than ever will be needed this year, in Western Canada on account of the bumper crop. Special trains will be run by the CPR which is ad- vertising the usual low rate of $15 to Winnipeg, plus a half cent per mile beyond to destinations in Manito- ba, Saskatchewan and Al- berta. Returning, the fare will be $20 from Winnipeg, plus a half-cent per mile from starting point. Going dates are August 13, 15, 22 and 24. On the lunch cars food and refreshments may be obtained at reasonable prices. « Canadian sugar has dropped 17 cents per hun- dred weight within the last two weeks and is expected to drop another 25 cents within a week. The price has been forced down by the placing of American sugar in our markets at a lower price . . At a driving contest held on the Milton Golf and Country Club's grounds, Miss Olive Patterson won out in the finals, defeating - Mrs. Sinclair, Misses Gor- ham and Martin and Robt. Wheeler. « The annual tourna- ment of the Milton Bowling Club came off yesterday and last night. The greens were in good condition. Thirty rinks competed and the visiting players ex- pressed themselves as de- lighted. The outside clubs represented were Withrow Park, Strathcona, Howard Park and Oakwood all of Toronto, Guelph, Burling- ton, Hamilton, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Ayr, Acton, ~ Streetsville, Erin and Dun- das. The greens were deco- rated with flags and looked very pretty when brightly lighted in the evening when there were many spectators. Assembled by the Milton Historical Society ABOUT US This newspaper, published, every Thursday, is a division of the Metroland Media Group Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation. The Metroland family of newspapers is comprised of more than 80 community publications across Ontario. This newspaper is a member of the National NewsMedia Council. Complainants are urged to bring their concems to the attention of the news- paper and, if not satisfied, write The National News Media Council, Suite 200, 890 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4W 2H2. Phone: 416-340-1981 Web: nnc joa on! ia Counell MiltonCanadianChampion @Milton_Champion WHO WE ARE VP, Regional Publisher Kelly Montague Regional Managing Editor Catherine O'Hara Managing Editor Karen Miceli Director Distribution Charlene Hall Circulation Manager Kim Mossman Director of Production Mark Dills Regional Production Manager Manny Garcia Regional General Manager Steve Foreman Halton Media General Manager Vicki Dillane - CONTACT US Milton Canadian Champion 901 Guelph Line Burlington, ON L7R 3N8 Phone: 289-293-0615 Classifieds: 1-800-263-6480 Digital/Flyer/Retail: 289-293-0624 Letters to the editor All letters must be fewer than 320 words and include your name and telephone number for verification purposes. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters. Published letters will appear in print and/or online at Delivery For all delivery inquiries, please e-mail or call 905-631-6095. Acer Accredite Nos

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