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July 11th, 2019

NDP: Andrew Scheer’s Plan is a Climate Disaster

NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice made the following statement

“This morning, experts released a report analyzing Andrew Scheer’s climate plan to better understand the impacts of his proposed measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As it is proposed, his plan will contribute to the increase of GHG emissions in the country. Worse still, it will cost the majority of citizens nearly $300 out of pocket by 2022.

Climate change is already costing Canadians dearly. We are already spending billions of dollars responding to the horrific consequences of wildfires, floods, heatwaves, and air pollution across the country. And now, Andrew Scheer is proposing to increase that bill? He has a lot of nerve.

The countdown has begun: we only have 11 years to avoid the worst case scenario. The only path forward for the county is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – not to increase them, as proposed by the Conservative leader.

Unlike the Conservatives, we have a concrete plan for an energy transition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while making sure that workers are protected.”