A clean economy that works better for people
“It’s time to fight climate change like we actually want to win. But we also know that a plan that leaves workers or communities behind is no plan at all.” – Canada’s federal New Democrats
A Message from Canada’s New Democratic Party
Posted May 31st, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Our plan to fight climate change will create at least 300,000 new jobs, save families money, and take on big polluters. The time for delay and denial is over – it’s time to act.
People across Canada are worried about the future. Flooding and forest fires are threatening our homes. Polluted air and water are hitting communities hard. And rising temperatures are threatening our farming and forestry industries. It’s clear there’s no time to waste.
But wasting time is exactly what Justin Trudeau is doing. He talks a good game, but instead of getting results, he lets the biggest polluters off the hook.
Instead of investing in clean energy, he bought a $4.5 billion pipeline. And Canada continues to spend $3.3 billion a year on subsidies for big oil and gas companies – more per person than the US or the UK. And while Trudeau and the Liberals delay, the Conservatives deny that a problem even exists!
It’s time to fight climate change like we actually want to win. But we also know that a plan that leaves workers or communities behind is no plan at all.
Our plan lays out a path that will make life more affordable, create good jobs, and ensure our environment is protected for our kids and grandkids.
We’ll create at least 300,000 good jobs in communities across the country, and provide training and supports for workers as our economy changes.
We’ll improve the buildings where we live, go to work, and go to school with retrofits that reduce energy demand – while cutting down energy bills for families.
We’ll make it easier to own a zero-emission vehicle, and make sure those cars are made in Canada. We’ll move to 100% electric transit, help communities work towards free transit, and improve access to affordable bus and rail service in rural and remote communities.
And instead of giving billions in subsidies to huge oil and gas companies, we’ll invest in a future where Canadians have good jobs, clean air and water, and can afford to live a good life.
And we’ll do it with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis as our full and equal partners.
The time to act is now. Together, we have the power to change.
For more information on the federal NDP and its policies, click on – https://www.ndp.ca/ .
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