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Trudeau needs to step up his game to meet Paris, says energy economist

By Emily Haws      

Mark Jaccard, an energy economist at Simon Fraser University, says its great that the government is taking action, but they need to at least cap oil sands expansion if it wants to make targets outlined in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down with scientist and TV personality Bill Nye on March 6 at the University of Ottawa. During the talk he said Canada would meet its emission reduction targets, despite a December report to the United Nations saying Canada's current and planned policies will leave the country 66 megatonnes short of its Paris Climate Accord commitment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Liberal government is “a determined bunch,” but its policies need to be more stringent to meet Canada’s 2030 carbon reduction commitment in the Paris Climate Accord, says Simon Fraser University energy economist Mark Jaccard.

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