I have voted Liberal in the past and in the last fderal election I was encouraged that Justin Trudeau seemed to understand that we face a climate crisis and was prepared to take aggressive action to combat it.
His performance and that of his government since winning office, however, tells a different story. Instead of a national plan to wean
Canada off fossil fuels, he is promoting more oil pipelines, approving ill-considered provincial gas projects, watering down the environmental assessment for oil and gas projects and appears poised to renege on his ban on tanker traffic off B.C.’s s north coast.
Mr. Trudeau, the many Canadians who understand the need for dramatic action to address climate change will not vote for a prime minister who does not understand that oil and gas must be sunset industries and that most hydrocarbons must stay in the ground.