Climate Change: Key to Canada’s 2015 Federal Election

Our last blog, A Ray of Hope, suggested that the Federal Government might become active on renewable energy after two years of indifference.   What is the basis for this optimism?

First, the Ontario Liberals, who have been very active in promoting renewable energy, now have a comfortable four-year mandate.  The Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glenn Murray, understands the importance and challenges of renewable energy better than any Federal Minister.

Secondly, Quebec, a Province where a great majority of people have constantly supported mitigation of climate change, now has a Liberal Government that intends to move forward on this neglected area.

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Eye Openers!

The Munk School of Global Affairs Program on Water Issues sponsored a Briefing by Scott Vaughan, Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General of Canada and Neil Maxwell, his successor, and Jean Cinq-Mars, the Quebec Sustainable Development Commissioner. Gordon Miller, the Ontario Commissioner of the Environment, also attended and gave … Read more

Quebec election 2012 and GHG emissions

Public opinion in Quebec is solidly behind the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG).  As evidence of this support, let’s consider the party platforms in yesterday’s election.  There was very little debate on the subject in the actual campaign, probably because there was very little to choose between the positions taken by the parties. The defeated Liberal Government was … Read more

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