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October 1st, 2015

Mulcair delivers climate change leadership

50,000 homes and 15,000 apartment units to benefit from energy efficiency retrofits

Building on his plans to make polluters pay and to restore science-based decision making in Canada, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced bold investments in sustainable development projects as a part of his commitment to tackling climate change, while creating good jobs for Canadians.

“Stephen Harper has left Canada on the sidelines when it comes to tackling climate change, reducing emissions and growing a cleaner economy for the future,” said Mulcair. “Developing Canada’s clean energy sector will stimulate the economy, create jobs and reduce greenhouse gases.”

Highlights of the NDP plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovation and efficiency, and to help communities cope with climate change, including:

  • Investments in the renewable energy sector and home retrofits that will lower energy consumption and reduce household bills;
  • Investments in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund to support local innovation;
  • Strengthen Canada’s green procurement policy, support the installation of 150 electric car charging stations on federal properties, and the electrification of federal vehicle fleets.

This week, Mulcair is highlighting New Democrat commitments to create jobs and combat climate change. The concrete plan for change includes the NDP’s Better Transit Plan and earlier announced investments in local infrastructure, like community energy systems.

A concrete plan with strong leadership on tackling climate change and initiatives to build a cleaner economy with good jobs are just a few of the reasons more and more Canadians are looking to Tom Mulcair and the NDP to bring positive chance to Ottawa.