Canada’s new transport minister must captain a bold environmental agenda for shipping
Canada has a high responsibility because of our geography on three oceans and the environmental burden of shipping that will keep increasing as more vessels transit our waters. Our new transport minister has an opportunity to implement bold ambitious policies that not only protect Canada's biodiversity and address the climate crisis, but send a clear message to Canadians, and the world, that our leaders are serious about righting this ship.
There are even more options on the drawing board, including ships that use solar and wind power and depend less on fossil fuels. The cruise ship Roald Amundsen, for example, recently became the first battery-hybrid powered ship to traverse the Northwest Passage. Photograph courtesy Flickr