NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is releasing a new plan for climate change in an effort to curb emissions.
Speaking from Toronto on Sunday, Muclair reiterated the already promised cap and trade system, but says the play wouldn’t impose the national plan on provinces that have developed their own emission control plans, like Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.
The new plan would allow provinces and territories to opt out so long as their carbon plans are as good or better than the federal governments.
Mulcair also criticized the Conservatives approach to climate change, saying, “We’ve fallen behind the united states, we’ve been slammed by the united nations, and now our record on fighting climate change is the worst of the wealthiest 27 countries in the world. Together Liberals and Conservatives have given Canada a black eye on climate change.”
The New Democrats plan would be developed in collaboration with the provinces and territories, as well as cities and indigenous governments. The revenue generated from putting a price on carbon would be invested back into the provinces to help them reduce emissions.