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Policy Briefing: Climate

Canada is actively preparing its contributions to fight climate change

We are engaging our provincial and territorial governments who hold many levers for taking substantive and innovative action on climate change. They have been an important part of Canada’s progress, and I expect their actions will be an important part of Canada’s contribution under a new international climate agreement.
Surely the starting point for appropriate enviro-economic policy is to hedge your bets by treating all regions and industries equally so that the inevitable market swings don’t derail the entire country. While it may be good for Harper’s politics to sacrifice one region’s prosperity for another, it is lousy economics and morally reprehensible.
‘Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict,’ states the U.S. Defense Department report, ‘2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap’
Bill C-46 is designed to reduce public opposition to pipelines, and falls short of full liability in come cases, say critics

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