Pan-Canadian framework on climate change: an opportunity for a race to the top
The first ministers’ meeting should signal the start of this race to the top, a clean and honest race, with the provinces paving the way for innovative climate policies and the federal government bringing stragglers into the race by using its jurisdictional and spending powers to deploy those policies nationally. It is time that we all flex our imagination and clean energy muscles and not allow a few laggards to slow us down.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna recently announced a tightening of existing federal regulations that could result in a phase out of coal-fired electricity generation in Canada by 2030. Finally, consultations will begin on a national clean fuel standard. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright