The Progressive Conservative environment minister who fought to save the ozone layer is now pressing

" VANCOUVER—The last time Canada had a Conservative government, the country known for its pristine wilderness became a climate pariah on the world stage, winning the satirical “Colossal Fossil” award several years in a row.

Handed out by a network of international environmental organizations, the award is meant to shame countries that undermine global climate talks, and by 2013, Canada was “in a league of its own for its total lack of credibility on climate action,” said Christian Holz, the then-executive director of Climate Action Network Canada.

That year — two years after pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, a global agreement to cut emissions — Canada won a new “Lifetime Unachievement” award."

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