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Difference between a green economy and business-as-usual isn’t the economy; it’s the environment

By Tim Gray, Catherine Abreu      

If we have the will to use our foresight and start having the challenging conversations we need, accelerating climate action will make us all better off.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured, have been saying for more than two years now is true—Canada can take action on climate change and have a strong economy. The two can go hand in hand. However, the path to a low-carbon economy is paved with strong climate policies, not the continued expansion of fossil fuels such as oil and gas. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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What Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna have been saying for more than two years now is true—Canada can take action on climate change and have a strong economy. The two can go hand in hand. However, the path to a low-carbon economy is paved with strong climate policies, not the continued expansion of fossil fuels such as oil and gas. Those are two conclusions from research undertaken by two of Canada’s

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