We shouldn’t have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment.But in the last ten years, the Conservatives have dismantled the laws protecting our air, land and water while handing massive subsidies to their friends in the fossil fuel industry. And Justin Trudeau has rejected a federal role in carbon pricing - just like the last Liberal government did.
Tom Mulcair’s NDP has a plan to build sustainable prosperity by:
- Kick-starting clean and renewable energy production.
- Eliminating the Conservatives’ billion-dollar subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
- Making polluters pay, starting with cap-and-trade for carbon.
- Rebuilding Canada’s gutted environmental assessment rules and restoring our international reputation on climate change
As the official opposition in Parliament, the NDP, has put forward a private member’s bill called the Climate Change Accountability Act (CCAA). The Act’s target is to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas pollution to 34 per cent below 1990 levels by 2025. This target is in line with keeping average global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, a level of warming that is often cited by the scientific community as the threshold at which climate change impacts become dangerous. The target would also put Canada on track for reducing its carbon pollution by 80 per cent by 2050, a target that would also be legislated if the NDP’s Climate Change Accountability Act were passed.