In order to pressure other countries to also accept the IPCC advice, Canada must show leadership in the world and ratchet up our current target before COP24. We must announce before Dec. 1, 2018, that we will set in place plans and programmes to reduce 45 per cent below 2010 levels by 2030. Failure is not an option.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is urging the prime minister to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
On Oct. 15, 2018, the House of Commons held an emergency debate about the IPCC report warning that humanity has—at most—10 to 12 years to avert a global catastrophe. The debate is over, but the emergency is not.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner