Trudeau to unveil new green measures aimed at meeting goal of net-zero emissions by 2050

By National Post Staff, Ottawa Citizen, December 11, 2020

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil new climate measures on Friday aimed at ensuring Canada will meet its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, bringing its environmental policies closer in line with European allies.

A source familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the announcement could include new spending measures aimed at meeting the 2050 goal and surpassing Canada’s 2030 environmental commitments.

The announcement comes as the Trudeau government looks to project a credible image on the climate change file, after promising a long list of climate commitments and delivering on only a few. Critics point out that Ottawa is projected to fall short of its 2030 Paris commitments, first agreed to by the Harper government, only for the government to commit to even stricter emissions reductions coming due two decades later.

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