Feds’ zero emissions plan a good first step, but getting there will be an enormous challenge
The federal government has committed more than $100-billion to pay businesses and consumers to cooperate, with $9.1-billion more added in the new report. But it remains to be seen to what extent these subsidies will be tapped by industry or consumers.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured Jan. 31, 2022, on the Hill. It is very much in the broad public interest that Canada, and the world, make the transition to a decarbonized way of life, and that we do it as rapidly as we can. But it will take hard choices, not hype, to succeed. Leadership is about hard choices, not sugar-coating the changes that must be made, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade