Trudeau: Medicare-approach to address climate change

Trudeau: Medicare-approach to address climate change

Postby Oscar » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:51 am

Trudeau proposes a Medicare-like approach to address climate change

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STEPHEN EWART, CALGARY HERALD More from Stephen Ewart, Calgary Herald
Published on: February 7, 2015 Last Updated: February 7, 2015 1:21 PM MST

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau ventured into traditionally hostile territory Friday — the Calgary Petroleum Club — to champion a plan for an “ambitious and visionary” national plan to address climate change similar to the effort to establish Medicare in Canada decades ago.

A federal government under Trudeau would set pragmatic national targets on carbon dioxide emissions and allow provinces to develop their own policies to meet the obligations.

“We want to build on the existing provincial initiatives in the spirit of Canadian federalism,” he said in a speech to The Canadian Club of Calgary. “Some of our greatest achievements as a country, the things that matter in the daily lives of Canadians, came about when federal, provincial and territorial governments worked together toward solutions to complex problems.”

Trudeau trumpeted a price on carbon as a way to ensure access to global markets for Canadian oil.


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