Throughout the federal election campaign, wildfires have erupted in BC and extreme drought has threatened crops and livestock in the prairies. One week before the election call, an intergovernmental panel on climate change warned that global warming was reaching a “code red” level for humanity.
Therefore, it is a bit surprising that climate change is at the top of the list for voters in this election. The Angus Red Institute estimates that one in five Canadians says climate change is their primary concern and that the choice is among the top five concerns for all age groups.
This is where the federal parties stand on the issue of this hot button.
Liberals are committed to combating climate change with the economy. Their platform includes a ارب 2 billion ‘Future Fund’ for workers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador to move away from work in the oil and gas sector.
He also pledged to create the Net Zero Accelerator Fund, which will provide 8 8 billion for projects and technology innovation to help combat climate change.
The Liberals had previously introduced a carbon tax that would reach 50 50 per tonne by 2022 and promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45% from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. Will reach
Conservative Party of Canada
The Conservatives say their plan will protect the environment and hold international partners accountable. The Conservatives have proposed a ٹیکس 20 per tonne carbon tax and announced a ‘low carbon savings account’ where levies on hydrocarbon fuels would be levied so people could spend on those funds.
He also promised to make Canada a leader in low-emission vehicles, requiring 30% of light-duty vehicles sold in Canada to reduce emissions by 2030 and upgrade Canada’s energy grid. Go
Conservatives have pledged to keep Canada’s promises under the Paris Climate Agreement, but say they will not do so on the backs of working Canadians. O’Toole said a Conservative government would side with major polluters such as China and keep Canada’s climate action in line with those of the United States and the European Union.
The New Democrats say they will be more aggressive in reducing emissions than other major parties.
The NDP will reduce emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and establish multi-year national and sectoral carbon budgets to keep emissions on track.
Jagmeet Singh has promised to end fossil fuel subsidies and instead redirect them to low-carbon measures such as improving public transit, rehabilitating buildings and clean energy projects. The NDP has also pledged to build environmental action in financial legislation such as the Bank of Canada Act, the Export Development Canada Act, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act.
Green Party of Canada
The Greens are promising to enact a climate change act that will reduce emissions by 60% from 2005 levels by 2030 and reach a net zero by 2050 with interim targets set at five-year intervals.
He is also proposing an end to investment in fossil fuel projects: no new pipelines, coal, oil or gas projects. Hydraulic fracturing will be prohibited. Greens has promised to scrap existing fossil fuel projects between 2030 and 2035.
The Greens are promising to abolish the Trans-Mountain Pipeline and all fossil fuel subsidies. They will use the money to upgrade Canada’s energy grid and switch to renewable energy.
People’s Party of Canada
The PPP does not believe in man-made climate change and claims that meteorology is “big government propaganda.”
The PPP has promised to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, abolish carbon taxes and eliminate all subsidies for green technology.