Climate change is a real problem that needs real action.
Canadians waited 416 days for a real climate change plan from Andrew Scheer. Instead, it’s a fake climate plan that won’t actually do anything to protect the environment.
Canadians want a government that takes climate change seriously, and the Liberal Party is the only party that has a real and affordable plan to fight climate change and protect a clean environment.
But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what Canadians are saying so far:
“This is a plan only an oil lobbyist could love. It checks all the key boxes on the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ wish list and if it ever became federal policy it would deepen the climate crisis.”
Keith StewartSenior Energy Strategist, Greenpeace Canada[Source]
By repealing the carbon tax, Andrew Scheer is taking away the best and lowest cost way to fight climate change. It’s like trying to build a house without a hammer. @CleanProsperity‘s full statement on Andrew Scheer’s proposed #climate plan: https://t.co/Xd3YsPCsM2
— Clean Prosperity (@CleanProsperity) June 19, 2019
“This is not a plan to cut climate pollution. This is a plan to somehow save the world by increasing Canada’s emissions.”
Cat AbreuExecutive Director, Climate Action Network[Source]
— Ecofiscal Commission (@EcofiscalCanada) June 19, 2019
“The Conservative plan promises to meet Paris GHG reduction targets, but does not quantify the reductions expected by their measures.”
Marie VastelJournalist, Le Devoir[Translation, Source]
There is a lot of “fostering” and “pursuing” in this plan. It makes up for the lack of what us climate wonks call “numbers” pic.twitter.com/NuXsfpkDim
— Chris Turner (@theturner) June 19, 2019
“Andrew Scheer’s plan looks similar to the platform released recently by a major Canadian oil and gas lobby group.”
Hilary BeaumontVice News[Source]
Technology as an alternative to carbon pricing is economic bunk. The exact reverse is what all economists know: that prices on carbon provide rewards to low carbon innovation which drives new technology development and deployment. Here’s David Popp: https://t.co/h8NRE1cyaC
— Andrew Leach (@andrew_leach) June 19, 2019
“There is a question of whether the Conservatives are presenting a plan simply because they have to present one.”
Christian DufourJournalist and Author[Translation, Source]
Scheer admits he has no hard targets. Talks more on what China could do with our technology than what Canada will do. Focus was more on eliminating carbon tax. He claimed “most comprehensive policy ever produced” in Canada. – #climatechange #cdnpoli
— Gerald Kutney (@GeraldKutney) June 19, 2019