Evaluating Federal Plans and Actions to Reduce GHG Emissions in Canada
Liberal Government Progress After 1 Year in Power
The official Liberal Party platform for the 2015 federal election made climate change a central theme. The platform promised renewed cooperation with the provinces to establish a national strategy for transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
Importantly, the platform assured Canadians that environmental protection was compatible with job creation and economic growth. After winning a resounding Parliamentary majority in October 2015, the Liberals began work on their climate change agenda. After a year in power, they have managed to maintain the enthusiastic, pre-election public support for climate change action even in the face of strong economic headwinds.
Whether the new federal government is actually delivering on the rhetoric requires closer scrutiny.
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