This is How Much Justin Trudeau's Plan Could Save Canadians a Year
Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change first-hand.
According to a recent press release, the federal government has a plan to fight climate change and build a clean economy.
The Canadian government is working with Canadians to reduce pollution, make life more affordable and tackle climate change.
So far, the plan is working.
Canada’s emissions are down and nearly 600,000 full-time jobs have been created since 2015.
Recently, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, revealed that as a result of the provincial government’s verdict to cancel all climate action programs, supported by the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, the government of Canada will explore options for reinvesting the remaining Ontario portion of the fund in projects that will enhance energy efficiency, lower emissions, save money and create good jobs across the province.
“Canadians know that there is too much pollution, and that when pollution is free the effects of climate change will get worse," McKenna said in a recent press release.
"The government of Ontario cancelled projects that were helping individuals, universities, colleges, communities and businesses reduce carbon pollution, improve energy efficiency and save money. Canadians understand the urgency of climate change and expect us to fight back, not sit back. We will keep working with governments, businesses and people across Ontario and Canada to reduce carbon pollution and create a strong clean economy for our kids and grandkids.”
So far, Canada’s Low Carbon Leadership Fund has resulted in $1.4 billion of investment for climate action available to support the country, with a priority on energy efficiency.