The climate crisis, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the clean energy economy took the top three spots on the list of issues Canadians addressed in their emails and letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2019.
The three topics combined “represented a third of the 430,000 pieces of correspondence amassed on the top 10 issues,” CTV News reports, citing a document tabled in the House of Commons this week, following an Order Paper question by opposition MP Tom Lukiwski (CPC, Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan). The report shows 66,791 pieces of correspondence on the government’s approach to climate change, 58,599 on Trans Mountain, and 49,394 on clean energy.
“The documents do not indicate whether these messages were in support or in protest of the government’s approach on these files,” CTV says.
Fur farming, the Governor General, the seal hunt, peace initiatives, labour relations at Canada Post, protection against hate crimes, and shark fin imports rounded out the list of top 10 topics.