Canada’s Emissions

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.

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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

While Canada's emissions rise, Europe's are falling
In 2017, European emissions were 23.5% below 1990 levels – European Environment Agency
Canada's emissions are about 20$ above 1990 levels
Canada’s emissions rose 114 Megatonnes during this same period – Chart adapted from Environment Canada by Roy L Hales

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

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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)

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