The Trudeau government unveiled a new target to cut emission up to 45 per cent below 2005 levels, by 2030, in an effort to help prevent temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be joining 39 other leaders, including China’s Xi Jinping, who represent the world’s largest emitters at the U.S.-hosted summit, which starts Thursday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada can afford to be far more aggressive in slashing emissions by doubling its previous target of 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, says a new report.
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.