Opinion: Major parties ominously silent on Canadian oil – Anishinabek News

Opinion: Major parties ominously silent on Canadian oil – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202154 Views

September 20, 2021

The climate platforms presented by the three major parties in Canada’s 44th national election will not prevent or even substantially mitigate the ongoing climate emergency that caused this year’s devastating wildfire season, burned the town of Lytton to the ground, and created a “heat dome” that immobilized Vancouver for six terrible days in June.

Responding to consistent polling numbers showing that climate change is at the top of Canadian’s election concerns, Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates have expressed genuine concern about the climate events we are all experiencing and put forward policies for carbon pricing, electric cars, green savings banks, and more. The Liberal platform promises to require the oil and gas industries to be net-zero by 2050, it fails to mention that the technology to achieve that goal does not exist. However, all of these initiatives are eclipsed in importance by the need to leave most Canadian oil in the ground. None of the parties have committed to this.

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