ACW Factsheet: Domestic Policy

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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