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The difference between a plan and a wish list

By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May      

The Trudeau government has only wish lists when it comes to the environment, with no details on how to achieve its goals.

'We’ve had several plans in the past and yet our emissions keep rising, we do not hit targets, and we’re not ready to adapt to a changing climate,' environment commissioner Julie Gelfand said earlier this year. 'We are ever hopeful—but it is, at this point, a plan, and we need to see details.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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I represent an unusually engaged electoral district. Voters in Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C., are well-informed and active. Among my constituents is an impressive group of retired scientists, judges, and Parliamentarians, including former cabinet minister Pat Carney. Firmly committed to stopping the Kinder Morgan expansion, she has pointed out that the Liberals do not have an Oceans Protection Plan: “They have an oceans protection wish list.” The commitment to some sort of ocean protection is clear, with $1.5-billion over five

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