In a wide-ranging Q&A, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses the energy transition, the Liberals investment in the green economy, and the impact of joining the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, pictured in this file photograph at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, maintains that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go together. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As Canada moves away from coal-powered energy, the federal Liberal government has invested $150-million in communities that depend on coal as an economic driver, says Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi.
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