Megan Leslie
First elected in 2008, Megan Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Halifax. In May of 2011, Megan was named to the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the NDP’s Environment Critic. In previous sessions of Parliament she took on various portfolios including Health and, prior to that, Housing and Homelessness.


Élue pour la première fois en 2008, Megan Leslie est la députée fédérale de Halifax. En mai 2011, Megan a été nommée porte-parole du NPD en matière d’environnement dans le cabinet fantôme de l’opposition officielle. À ce titre, elle a réclamé que des mesures concrètes soient prises pour favoriser les énergies propres et que les changements climatiques fassent partie de la stratégie énergétique nationale. Après l’élection de Thomas Mulcair comme chef du NPD en mars 2012, Mme Leslie a également été nommée chef adjointe du NPD – l’une des plus jeunes députées à se voir confier cette responsabilité.

Entries by Megan Leslie

Canada's Environment Minister Is All Talking Points, No Action

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 11:44 AM

Finally, last Thursday, the House of Commons Environment Committee met for the first time with newish Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who was appointed to the position in the July cabinet shuffle. At last, we would hear the Minister talk about her priorities on the file, we hoped! But did we...

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Why Should Canada Have a Seat at the Climate Change Table?

(47) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 8:40 AM

Representatives from the Canadian government are currently in Warsaw for COP-19, the annual UN Climate Change Conference. Expectations for Canada at this conference are low. Due to the Harper government's refusal to take climate change seriously, Canada's voice has been sidelined at past COP meetings and our reputation as an...

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Conservatives Hitting the Snooze Button on Climate Change Is a Snore

(26) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Once again, Canada's Conservatives are bound and determined to roll right over, close their eyes and sleep through the alarm bells on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) most recent assessment is a reminder of the urgency of addressing global warming, and the dangers of ignoring rising...

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Harper Doesn't Get Climate Change

(15) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 2:48 PM

The gap between the U.S. and Canadian approaches to climate change is growing wider, and it's not just the Keystone pipeline that is at risk of being swallowed in the chasm. Canadian jobs, exports, environment and democracy are all affected.

In recent weeks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced...

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Who's the Real Green Party Now?

(39) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 3:34 PM

The international scientific community agrees that addressing climate change is among the most significant challenges of our day. Canadians are concerned about its impacts and have been clear about their desire to see the Conservative government to take immediate action.

You will understand then my complete dismay when the Conservatives...

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Denying Climate Change Denies us Jobs

(14) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 3:13 PM

Last week during Question Period, I repeatedly asked Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver if he accepted the scientific reality that fossil fuels cause climate change. It took six tries before he reluctantly agreed, but what remained imminently clear is his and the government's denial that climate change is a problem.

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