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To live up to its obligations, Canada must reject Energy East

By Bloc Québécois MP Monique Pauzé      

The feds need to abandon the development of unconventional oil sources, and scrap fossil fuel subsidies at the expense of green projects.

According to the Pembina Institute, Energy East would produce 32 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, says Monique Pauzé. This would be higher than the emissions produced by Quebec’s entire transportation industry, including large trucks. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change begins by stating that “Canada stands at the threshold of building our clean-growth economy. This transition will create a strong and diverse economy, create new jobs, and improve our quality of life.” We agree with this. However, to make this happen, the government needs the courage to take clear positions. It will need to talk about the cost of climate change and to abandon the development of unconventional oil

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