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Renewable energy, not oil and gas, deserves government support: Senator Galvez

By Senator Rosa Galvez      

It’s time for Canada to act. We have a legal obligation to do our part to achieve the Paris Agreement target. We have an economic obligation to wean ourselves off fossil fuels as countries like China, India and Brazil invest heavily in renewable energy. And we have a moral obligation to leave the world a better place than we found it.

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Canadians want renewable energy. A public opinion poll conducted for the David Suzuki Foundation found that 86 per cent of Canadians are concerned about climate change; renewable energy is one of our energy-hungry country’s best hopes for environmental preservation. It is clear that any government that believes environmental well-being is a priority ought to invest in renewable energy infrastructure and technology like solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuels and biomass. I used to think that government ought to stay

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