The Interview

    Exit Interview: Catherine McKenna on the Canada Infrastructure Bank, getting to net zero and her record in politics

    Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna holds a press conference in Ottawa in June 2021. The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

    OTTAWA — Catherine McKenna announced last week she’d leave politics, giving up her Ottawa Centre seat whenever the next election is called to devote all her professional energy to battling climate change. On Wednesday, freshly returned from time with family in Hamilton, she spoke to The Logic about her record first as environment minister and now as infrastructure minister, what the $35-billion Canada Infrastructure Bank is for, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Liberal government’s views on what Canada needs.

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