By Roy L Hales
The ravages are already upon us. Extreme weather events: flooding, more heatwaves in the summer; snowstorms and longer fire seasons. While there still are Canadians who do not take Climate Change seriously, a recent CBC poll found that 65% do not believe the nation is doing enough and 42% view climate change as a national emergency. So I asked the candidates about Canada’s emissions.
CKTZ Broadcast: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – “The Most Significant Issues of This Election” – NDP candidate Rachel Blaney
CKTZ Broadcast: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – “What is The Most Significant Issue Of This Election?” – Green Party candidate Mark de Bruijn.
CKTZ Broadcast Sept 25, 2019: “The Greatest Crises that Politicians Have Faced Anywhere” – Peter Schwarzhoff, Liberal Candidate for Powell River – North Island.
CKTZ Broadcast Sept 26, 2019: “What the Conservative Emissions Targets Mean for Canada.”
CKTZ Broadcast Sept 26, 2019: “The Price on Pollution” – Peter Schwarzhoff, Liberal Candidate for Powell River – North Island.
“Helping Other Nations Lower Their Emissions” (& expanding Canada’s market opportunities in the process) – Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer
Emissions: Canada vs Europe
Q/ At a time when most of Europe’s emission are more than 20% below 1990 levels, Canada’s emissions are still 20% above that benchmark. Do you care to comment on this?
CKTZ Broadcast: Thursday, September 12, 2019 – Response from NDP candidate Rachel Blaney.
CKTZ Broadcast: Friday, Sept 27, 2019 – Response from Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff
CKTZ Broadcast: Friday, September 13, 2019 – Response from Green Party candidate Mark de Bruijn.
Interviews With The Candidates
- Interview with Green party candidate Mark de Bruijn – was broadcast on CKTZ, 89.5 FM, at 9 AM on September 4 and repeated September 10 at 5 PM.
- Interview with ND candidate Rachel Blaney – was broadcast on CKTZ 89.5 FM at 9 AM on September 4 and repeated September 10 at 5 PM.
- Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff – has been available for short interviews on specific topics.
- Conservative candidate Shelley Downey – has not responded to my requests for an interview, so I went to party leader Andrew Scheer’s YouTube channel.
Links To Party Websites:
- Canada’s NDP
- Conservative Party of Canada
- Green Party of Canada
- Liberal Party of Canada
- Mark de Bruijn Nominee for the Green Party of Canada …
- Peter Schwarzhoff | Team Trudeau
- Rachel Blaney for North Island–Powell River « Canada’s NDP
- Shelley Downey for Member of Parliament | North Island …
Top photo credit: Cars are all but buried under snow in downtown St. John, as the blizzard warning continued into its second day. – courtesies of Philippe Grenier/Radio-Canada via Flickr (Public Domain)