Federal 2021: Climate and Environment

Federal 2021: Climate and Environment

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The policies outlined below are incomplete and will be updated as we approach the election so be sure to check in with us before the big day. This was put together by humans and is therefore imperfect. If you spot something missing or that appears biased please let us know through the “bull” button. Thank you, and happy choosing!

The 2021 federal election is upon us and platforms are dropping left, right, and centre. Rather than throw absolutely everything at you, we here at iCanParty will present platform items based upon overall themes. Where are these themes coming from? In the early weeks of the campaign, Angus Reid polled Canadians to find out what they felt were the most important things to them in the election campaign. Using this, we can examine party platforms plank by plank based upon the themes that Canadians find most important. In the end, voters will have to settle on a local candidate and a party at large to cast their vote. In the meantime, however, you can use our system to select which items are most important to you, personally, and build your own wish list of policy!

The theme presented here is that of Climate and the Environment, an item that 53% of those polled rated at least a 6 (Agree) on the usual 7-point Likert scale (ranging from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree). Some background context on this item: Climate change is likely the biggest and most intractable problem of our time. The spectre of climate change lurks behind massive heatwaves, widespread wildfires, increased hurricanes, droughts, and other climate-caused abnormalities. Earlier in 2021 a ‘heat dome’ sat over British Colubmia, causing extremely high temperatures over parts of the interior. The town of Lytton, B.C. recorded the highest temperature ever observed in Canada at 49.6 degrees Celsius. The next day a wildfire started that burned the town to the ground and wreaked havoc throughout the interior. This is only the most visceral outward symptom of the problems facing Canada in the age of climate change. Party platform planks related to this topic are listed below; links to the full party platforms can be found at the bottom.

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  • Deliver on all policy and fiscal measures outlined in our Strengthened Climate Plan from December 2020, implement the recently passed Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and advance new measures to achieve an ambitious 40-45% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

  • Work with all Canadians and the Net-Zero Advisory Body to identify ways to further accelerate climate action that will put us on trajectory to achieve netzero emissions as soon as possible and no later than 2050.

  • Continue to put a rising price on pollution, while putting more money back into the pockets of Canadians.

  • Keep protecting Canadian jobs and competitiveness through smart carbon pricing design.

  • Move forward, in collaboration with key trading partners, like the United States and European Union, on applying Border Carbon Adjustments to imports from countries that aren’t doing their part to reduce carbon pollution and fight climate change.

  • Make sure the oil and gas sector reduces emissions at a pace and scale needed to achieve net-zero by 2050, with 5-year targets to stay on track to achieving this shared goal.

  • Set 2025 and 2030 milestones based on the advice of the Net-Zero Advisory Body to ensure reduction levels are ambitious and achievable and that the oil and gas sector makes a meaningful contribution to meeting the nation’s 2030 climate goals.

  • Require oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions by at least 75% below 2012 levels by 2030 and work to reduce methane emissions across the broader economy.

  • Seek similar commitments from other major economies at the upcoming G20 and COP26.

  • Make the National Research Council a global centre for excellence on methane detection and elimination, to address the global issues of underreporting of methane emissions.

  • Ban thermal coal exports from and through Canada no later than 2030

  • Accelerate our G20 commitment to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies from 2025 to 2023

  • Develop a plan to phase-out public financing of the fossil fuel sector, including from Crown corporations, consistent with our commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

  • Introduce a Clean Electricity Standard that will set Canada on a path to cut more emissions by 2030 and to achieve a 100% net-zero emitting electricity system by 2035.

  • Develop additional investment tax credits for a range of renewable energy and battery storage solutions, to accelerate the deployment of clean energy

  • Create a Pan-Canadian Grid Council to promote infrastructure investments, smart grids, grid integration, and electricity sector innovation with the goal of making Canada the most reliable, cost-effective, and carbon-free electricity producer in the world.

  • Advance green industrial strategies and continue investing funds from the Net Zero Accelerator in strategic opportunities and make sure that Canada claims more than our fair share of growing clean growth opportunities.

  • Continue to help Canadians improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills, providing grants of up to $5,000 for home retrofits and interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for deep retrofits.

  • Launch a National Net-zero Emissions Building Strategy, which will chart a path to net-zero emissions from buildings by 2050 with ambitious milestones along the way.

  • Accelerate the development of the national net-zero emissions model building code for 2025 adoption.

  • Accelerate the transition from fossil fuel-based heating systems to electrification through incentives and standards, including investing $250 million to help low-income Canadians get off home-heating oil.

  • Require EnerGuide labeling of homes at the time of sale.

  • Create a Low-Carbon Building Materials Innovation Hub to work directly with entrepreneurs, municipalities, provinces and territories, and Indigenous governments to ensure Canadian innovations are best positioned to succeed.

  • Enhance investments in the Forest Industry Transformation program, working with partners to create jobs in the forest-based economy and bring forward new innovations in sustainable, low-carbon building materials

  • Launch a community-led net-zero homes initiative that supports projects that pursue multiple concurrent retrofits in a community or neighbourhood, to reduce overall costs. This initiative will be modeled on the Dutch “Energiesprong” program.

  • Invest an additional $1.5 billion in the iZev rebate program and broaden eligibility to a wider range of vehicle types, including used vehicles, to help over 500,000 Canadians get into a zero emissions vehicle.

  • Invest an additional $700 million to add 50,000 new electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen stations to Canada’s network

  • Work with industry, labour, and other stakeholders to develop a regulated sales requirement that at least 50% of all new light duty vehicle sales be zero emissions vehicles in 2030.

  • Provide $100 million to make sure existing buildings can install charging stations, removing a barrier to adopting a clean car

  • Double down to attract investments and jobs in manufacturing zero emissions vehicles in Canada through the $8 billion Net Zero Accelerator

  • Accelerate our Greening Government commitments to electrify the entire federal fleet of light duty vehicles by 2030, up from our existing target of 80% by 2030.

  • Require 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales to be zero emission by 2040, where feasible

  • Invest $200 million to retrofit large trucks currently on the road to cut pollution now.

  • Build an end-to-end, sustainable battery supply chain.

  • Work to attract near-term multi-billion anchor investments in key areas like minerals processing and cell manufacturing.

  • Double the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for materials on the Canadian list of critical minerals which are essential to the manufacturing of vital clean technologies, such as batteries.

  • Establish Canada as a global leader in battery recycling and reuse, to improve the environmental impact and build a competitive advantage.

  • Launch a Canada-U.S. Battery Alliance for stakeholders in both countries to identify shared priorities and create environmental requirements that lead to an integrated, world-scale battery supply chain

  • Work with stakeholders to identify new strategic priorities, including future battery types, ways to optimize batteries for cold weather performance and long-duration storage, and applications in heavy-duty transportation

  • Address gaps in training and upskilling to ensure that all Canadians workers can take advantage of battery industry opportunities.

  • Use all tools, including the Investment Canada Act, to ensure the protection and development of our critical minerals from both an economic and national security perspective.

  • Establish a $2 billion Futures Fund for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador that will be designed in collaboration with local workers, unions, educational institutions, environmental groups, investors, and Indigenous peoples who know their communities best

  • Move forward with Just Transition Legislation, guided by the feedback we receive from workers, unions, Indigenous peoples, communities, and provinces and territories

  • Create more opportunities for women, LGBTQ2 and other underrepresented people in the energy sector.

  • Launch a Clean Jobs Training Centre to help industrial, skill and trade workers across sectors to upgrade or gain new skills to be on the leading edge of zero carbon industry.

  • Develop an investment tax credit of up to 30% for a range of clean technologies including low carbon and net-zero technologies with input from external experts on what technologies should be covered.

  • Build on existing advisory services for emerging clean technology firms to guide them, from formation to export, on the opportunities and challenges before them.

  • Provide support and incentives for domestic procurement of Canadian clean technology

  • Triple funding for cleantech on farms, including for renewable energy, precision agriculture, and energy efficiency.

  • Partner with post-secondary institutions and Indigenous organizations to accelerate the creation and growth of Indigenous clean technology businesses.

  • Introduce a new Buy Clean Strategy to support and prioritize the use of made-in-Canada low-carbon products in public and private infrastructure projects.

  • Deliver on the commitment that we made with G7 Finance Ministers earlier this year to move toward mandatory climate-related financial disclosures that provide consistent and decision-useful information for market participants and that are based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, in cooperation with provinces and territories.

  • Require climate-related financial disclosures and the development of net-zero plans for federally regulated institutions, which includes financial institutions, pension funds, and government agencies.

  • Issue green bonds, annually, worth a minimum of $5 billion

  • Develop a climate data strategy to ensure that the private sector and communities have access to decision-useful climate information and to inform infrastructure investments.

  • Work with financial experts through the Sustainable Finance Action Council to develop a net-zero capital allocation strategy to move capital into the types of investments needed to accelerate Canada’s transition to a prosperous net-zero future

  • Accelerate major public transit projects

  • Support the switch to zero emission buses.

  • Develop rural transit solutions

  • Advance a National Active Transportation Strategy to build bike lanes, wider sidewalks, pathways, and multi-use trails.

  • Commit to making High Frequency Rail a reality. We will move forward with the project in the Toronto to Quebec City corridor, with stops in Trois-Rivières and Peterborough, among others, using electrified technology. We will launch a procurement process by the end of 2021 and also explore other opportunities to extend the rail toward London and Windsor

  • Train 1,000 new community-based firefighters to ensure we are ready for future fire seasons

  • Work with provinces and territories to provide firefighters with the equipment they need to fight fires and stay safe, like Canadian-made planes to increase provincial aerial firefighting capacity.

  • Support and expand Indigenous-led fire crews and build capacity to better incorporate Indigenous traditional knowledge strategies in fire management

  • Support retrofits and upgrades to protect against extreme weather.

  • Complete our work with provinces and territories to develop flood maps for higher-risk areas in the next three years

  • Create a nation-wide flood ready portal so that Canadians have the information they need to make decisions on where and how to build their homes and communities, and how they can protect their homes and communities from flood risk.

  • Take action to protect homeowners who are at high risk of flooding and don’t have adequate insurance protection, by creating a low-cost national flood insurance program.

  • Develop strategies, in partnership with the insurance industry and private sector to lower insurance premiums by identifying cost-effective ways to better protect communities and homes from climate impacts and save people money.

  • Expand the office of the National Security and Intelligence Advisor to keep Canadians safe as climate change increasingly impacts our domestic and global contexts.

  • Create a Climate Adaptation Home Rating Program that will be developed as a companion to the EnerGuide home energy audits

  • Expand the eligibility requirements of the CMHC deep home retrofit program and Canada Greener Homes Grant to include more climate resilience measures.

  • Finalize Canada’s first-ever National Adaptation Strategy by the end of 2022, which will set clear targets and indicators to measure progress on—and strengthen the business case for—adaptation.

  • Finalize and applying a climate lens to ensure climate adaptation and mitigation considerations are integrated throughout federal government decision-making.

  • Work with provinces, territories, and farmers— including Indigenous and young farmers—to update business risk management agriculture programs to fully integrate climate risk management, environmental practices, and climate readiness.

  • Create open-access climate toolkits to help infrastructure owners and investors develop projects that ensure Canada is on the path to a net-zero emissions and resilient future

  • Establish 10 new national parks and 10 new national marine conservation areas (NMCAs) in the next 5 years—doubling the size of the existing national parks and NMCA system in Canada.

  • Work with Indigenous communities on co-management agreements of these national parks and NMCAs.

  • Continue to work with partners to ensure Canada meets its goals to conserve 25% of our lands and waters by 2025 and 30% of each by 2030.

  • Work to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 in
    Canada and achieving a full recovery for nature by
    2050

  • Work with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners to support new Indigenous Guardians programs and establish new Indigenous Guardians Networks.

  • Support Indigenous communities to build capacity to establish more IPCAs.

  • Establish at least one new national urban park in every province and territory, with a target of establishing 15 national urban parks by 2030.

  • Invest an additional $200 million in the Natural Infrastructure Fund to continue funding community-led public green space projects

  • Continue building and connecting the Trans Canada Trail, and creating new opportunities for Canadians to access it, by increasing annual funding to $13 million, growing the trail network by 10% helping create 10,000 jobs over the next five years

  • Build a national trails tourism strategy and increase youth employment opportunities in partnership with Destination Canada to enhance local economic development opportunities.

  • Reach a nature agreement with the province of British Columbia to protect more of the province’s old growth forests and expand protected areas.

  • Establish a $50 million B.C. Old Growth Nature
    Fund and working with partners to attract additional
    funding to further support the protection of
    important old growth forests.

  • Ensure First Nations, local communities, and workers are partners in shaping the path forward on nature protection.

  • Continue planting 2 billion trees across the country, creating roughly 4,300 jobs.

  • Restore and enhance more wetlands, grasslands, and peatlands, to capture and store carbon

  • Increase support to farmers to develop and adopt agricultural management practices to reduce emissions, store carbon in healthy soil, and enhance resiliency

  • Renew and expand the Coastal Restoration fund so that we can restore aquatic habitats.

  • Make new investments in areas like tidal wetlands, seagrass meadows, and riparian habitats that have a high potential to absorb and store carbon

  • Modernize the Oceans Act to explicitly consider climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and species in regional ocean management with measurable progress indicators tied to management objectives.

  • Expand the Ghost Gear Program to continue to clean up our oceans and coasts from lost and abandoned fishing gear and oceans plastics that endanger sea life, impact fish stocks, and pollute the ocean

  • Invest $50 million over the next 5 years to support community shoreline and oceans plastic cleanup.

  • Create a national, interdisciplinary working group around climate-resilient ocean conservation planning.

  • Expand climate vulnerability work to better inform
    marine conservation planning and management.

  • Continue to protect key marine species, including
    the Southern Resident Killer Whale, the North
    Atlantic Right Whale, and the St. Lawrence Estuary
    Beluga.

  • Advance the historic $647 million Pacific Salmon Strategy launched in June and make new investments to conserve and restore Wild Atlantic Salmon.

  • Establish and fully fund a Canada Water Agency in 2022, working with partners to safeguard our freshwater resources for generations to come, including by supporting provinces, territories, and Indigenous partners, in developing and updating river basin and large watershed agreements.

  • Modernize the 50-year-old Canada Water Act to reflect our new freshwater reality, including addressing climate change, Indigenous water rights

  • Implement a strengthened Freshwater Action Plan, including an historic investment of $1 billion over 10 years

  • Invest $37.5 million in the Experimental Lakes Area in northern Ontario, the world’s only large-scale centre for freshwater science

  • Offer willing municipalities means to manage and regulate boating on their lakes and rivers so that they promote free access, while ensuring the safety of boaters and the protection of the environment.

  • Continue working with business, academic institutions, provincial and territorial governments, and leading not-for-profits, including in freshwater economies like the Great Lakes, to ensure Canada is positioned to succeed in the fast-growing global sector of the blue economy.

  • Pass a strengthened Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect everyone, including people most vulnerable to harm from toxic substances and those living in communities where exposure is high.

  • Recognize the “right to a healthy environment” for the first time in federal law.

  • By Spring 2022, move forward with mandatory labelling of chemicals in consumer products

  • Increase testing of imported products for compliance with Canadian standards to ensure that they are safe for Canadian consumers and that Canadian producers are not at a disadvantage.

  • Table legislation to require the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to examine the link between race, socio-economic status, and exposure to environmental risk, and develop a strategy to address environmental justice.

  • Identify and prioritize the clean-up of contaminated sites in areas where Indigenous, racialized, and low-income Canadians live.

  • Implement a comprehensive action plan to protect Canadians, including firefighters', from exposure to toxic flame retardants found in household products

  • Strengthen the Pest Control Products Act to better protect our health, wildlife, and the environment.

  • Align with world-leading approaches to transparency when reassessing pesticides already on the market and increase opportunities for independent scientists to have input into the decision-making process

  • Invest in further government and independent science, including on water and soil monitoring and on the cumulative effects of multiple pesticides on health and the environment.

  • Ensure that the impacts of pesticides on wildlife are fully considered, and support food producers who choose alternative pest management approaches that reduce the need for chemical pesticides.

  • Introduce legislation to end cosmetic testing on animals as soon as 2023 and phase out toxicity testing on animals by 2035.

  • Work with partners to curb illegal wildlife trade and
    end elephant and rhinoceros tusk trade in Canada.

  • Introduce legislation to protect animals in captivity.

  • Ban the live export of horses for slaughter.

  • Work with our partners to help women and children fleeing violence stay united with their companion animals.

  • Require that all plastic packaging in Canada contain at least 50% recycled content by 2030.

  • Accelerate the implementation of our zero plastic waste action plan, in partnership with provinces and territories, and ensure Canada’s actions are consistent with other leading jurisdictions.

  • Continue to work with provinces and territories to ensure that it’s producers, not taxpayers, who are responsible for the cost of managing their plastic waste.

  • Work with provinces and territories to implement and enforce an ambitious recycling target for plastic beverage bottles.

  • Strengthen federal procurement practices to prioritize reusable and recyclable products and support our goal of zero plastic waste

  • Introduce labelling rules that prohibit the use of the chasing-arrows symbol unless 80% of Canada’s recycling facilities accept and have reliable end markets for these products

  • Support provincial and territorial producer responsibility efforts by establishing a federal public registry and require producers to annually report the amount, type, and end-of-life management for plastics in the Canadian economy.

  • Create a new $100 million infrastructure and innovation fund over the next 5 years that will scaleup and commercialize made-in-Canada technologies and solutions for the reuse and recycling of plastics

  • Accelerate the global shift to a circular economy as host of this year’s World Circular Economy Forum.

  • Build on the Ocean Plastics Charter by working with leading countries on the development of a new global agreement on plastics.

  • Implement a “right to repair” to extend the life of home appliances, particularly electronics, by requiring manufacturers to supply repair manuals and spare parts and facilitate their replication after the part is no longer produced.

  • Introduce a new 15% tax credit to cover the cost of home appliance repairs performed by technicians (up to $500).

  • Introduce a bill that includes provisions to better inform citizens of the environmental impacts of consumer products.

  • Require businesses to inform Canadians of the environmental impacts of consumer products

  • Amend the Copyright Act to ensure that its provisions cannot prevent the repair of digital devices and systems, even when nothing is being copied or distributed.

  • Create a new No-Waste Food Fund to help build a circular food economy in Canada where no food is wasted, from farm to table


  • Appoint a national disaster resilience advisor to the Privy Council Office

  • Implement a national action plan on floods, including establishing a residential high risk flood insurance program to ensure all Canadians are financially protected while avoiding future government bailouts

  • Devise and implement a national climate adaptation strategy that is: Based on measurable targets; Addresses existing provincial concerns on flood readiness while leveraging private sector solutions to reduce government exposure and spending; and Addresses wildfire and drought exposure in collaboration with farmers, ranchers, and foresters.

  • Incorporate a mitigation and adaptation lens to the government’s infrastructure investments

  • Working with provinces and territories to develop a natural infrastructure plan that includes: The development of a national standard to assess the value of natural infrastructure; A requirement that public sector accounting practices be updated to include a proper valuation of existing natural infrastructure; Requirements to incorporate retention of natural infrastructure into community design; and incentives for farmers and landowners to protect and restore natural infrastructure.

  • Invest in technology that can improve the early detection of wildfires and better predict their behaviour.

  • Immediately invest in public transit projects that will put Canadians to work, cut commute times, and clean up the environment.

  • Conserve 25% of terrestrial lands through protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures

  • Restore funding for the National Wetland Conservation Fund and the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program,

  • Support Wetlands and Watershed Protection

  • Support the completion of the Canadian Wetland Inventory

  • Explore ways to protect wetlands on private lands

  • Provide funding for watershed protection, including restoring funding for the clean-up of Lake Simcoe and maintaining funding for the Great Lakes in Ontario and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.

  • Create a powerful incentive for agriculture and forestry sectors to protect the environment and sequester carbon by allowing for greater creation of land-based offset credits

  • Invest an additional $3 billion between now and 2030 in natural climate solutions focused on management of forest, crop and grazing lands and restoration of grasslands, wetlands, and forests.

  • End Raw Sewage Dumping

  • Ban the export of plastic waste

  • Work with international partners to combat oceans plastic

  • Improve value recovery from plastics

  • Meet our Paris climate commitment and reduce emissions by 2030

  • Work with the provinces to implement an innovative, national, Personal Low Carbon Savings Account. This will put a price on carbon for consumers without one penny going to the government.

  • Scrap the consumer carbon tax

  • Introduce a zero emission vehicle mandate based on British Columbia’s, requiring 30% of light duty vehicles sold to be zero emissions by 2030

  • Work with the Biden administration to strengthen vehicle emission standards in North America

  • Invest in transmission infrastructure to bring clean energy to where it’s needed and ensure that our electricity grid can support the growth in electric vehicles

  • Invest a billion dollars in building out electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada, including investing in battery production, parts manufacturing, micro-mobility solutions and electric trucks

  • Invest a billion dollars in deploying hydrogen technology including hydrogen vehicles

  • Work with the U.S. to set a standard for charging and then add mandatory charging stations or wiring required for chargers to the national building code

  • Work with provinces, territories, and municipalities to encourage the inclusion of a minimum number of EV charging spaces for new developments

  • Require that every building where the federal government has employees or offers services to the public and provides parking to have a charging station by 2025

  • Support improved electric vehicle battery repurposing and recycling in order to lower the environmental impact of these batteries and lower the cost of vehicles on the resale market

  • Propose to the Biden administration minimum North American standards for key industrial sectors, backed up by border carbon adjustments to prevent leakage of emissions - and jobs - to countries with lower environmental and emissions standards like China

  • Tie Canada’s industrial carbon price to that of our biggest trading partners - the European Union and the United States, starting with those regions that have carbon markets and expanding as the U.S. creates a national market

  • Introduce a Renewable Natural Gas Mandate, based on British Columbia’s policy, requiring 15% of downstream consumption to be renewable by 2030

  • Put in place a minimum requirement for 15% renewable content in natural gas by 2030.

  • Finalize and improve the Clean Fuel Regulations to reduce carbon emissions from every litre of gasoline (and other liquid fuels) we burn, turning them into a true Low Carbon Fuel Standard

  • Base our Low Carbon Fuel Standard on British Columbia’s policy to achieve a 20% reduction in carbon intensity for transport fuels

  • Increase the ability of the agricultural and forestry sectors to create land-based offset credits by improving the carbon sequestration of agricultural lands and managed forests, and incenting environmental protection in those sectors

  • Allow clean, carbon-neutral biomass energy, including wood waste or agricultural waste, to be eligible for carbon credits where appropriate

  • Recognize existing legislation for Land Use and Biodiversity (LUB) and harmonize it with provincial rules.

  • Pilot the use of Canadian renewable fuels by the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Introduce a tax credit to rapidly accelerate the deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage technology in the energy sector and in important industries that have few alternatives to burning fossil fuels, like fertilizer and chemical production

  • Invest in Direct Air Capture, a promising technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air

  • Invest an additional $3 billion between now and 2030 in natural climate solutions focused on management of forest, crop and grazing lands and restoration of grasslands, wetlands, and forests

  • Recognize and encourage emissions-reducing practices like low/no till and 4R Nutrient Stewardship

  • Establish transparent and reliable standards for carbon credits associated with land management practices with the eventual goal of establishing a national carbon offset market

  • Explore the use of incentives to preserve and enhance natural infrastructure on private lands that contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation

  • Work with provinces, territories and the agriculture and forestry sectors to identify and support ways in which the sectors can contribute to enhancing carbon sequestration

  • Invest in forest health and wildfire prevention and early detection

  • Work with Indigenous communities including by expanding the creation of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) managed and stewarded by Indigenous Guardians

  • Insist that major polluters like China clean up their act

  • Study the imposition of a carbon border tariff which would reflect the amount of carbon emissions attributed to goods imported into Canada

  • Develop a National Clean Energy Strategy

  • Provide a regulatory and financial framework that will facilitate Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC).

  • Develop a Net Zero Foundations program to begin putting in place the building blocks required to meet our net zero goals.

  • Work with provinces, territories, and applicable utilities to put in place a Residential Building Retrofit Initiative


  • Set an ambitious target of reducing our emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030

  • Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, put in place carbon budgets and change the mandate of the Bank of Canada to focus on contributing to net zero.

  • Create good jobs in all regions, with green infrastructure investments

  • Retrofit all buildings in Canada by 2050

  • Create a National Crisis Strategy to help communities reduce and respond to climate risks, complimented by a new Climate Corps of young workers to respond to climate impacts and build an equitable clean-energy economy

  • Support transit by permanently doubling the Canada Community-Building Fund and develop a public inter-city bus program

  • Set a target of net carbon-free electricity by 2030, and move to 100% nonemitting electricity by 2040.

  • Enshrine in law an Environmental Bill of Rights and protect 30% of our land, freshwater and oceans by 2030.

  • Create an Office of Environmental Justice to address the disproportionate impacts of pollution and loss of biodiversity on low-income, racialized and other marginalized communities

  • Establish multi-year national and sectoral carbon budgets as a key guiding framework to develop Canada’s path to 2030 and beyond

  • Create and fund a Climate Accountability Office, to provide independent oversight of federal climate progress, to engage the public, and to make recommendations on how to achieve our goals.

  • Continue with carbon pricing while making it fairer and rolling back loopholes

  • Ensure federal financial levers and Crown corporations are aligned with the goal of net-zero

  • Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and redirect these funds to low carbon initiatives, and make sure that future governments can’t reverse this by putting in place legislation to ban any future oil, gas and pipeline subsidies.

  • Make Canada an innovation leader on methane reduction in such areas as real-time monitoring and leakage detection, ensuring that provincial methane regulations are genuinely equivalent with the federal regulations, and increasing the ambition of those targets in the 2025-30 period.

  • Model change, by becoming a trail-blazer in energy efficiency, clean technologies and renewable energy use.

  • Procure from Canadian companies producing clean technology, ensure that federal buildings use renewable energy, and move the vehicle fleets of the federal government to electric by 2025, choosing made-in-Canada wherever possible

  • Appoint a Climate Emergency Committee of Cabinet and establish a strong Climate Emergency Secretariat in the PMO to ensure a whole-of-government approach to responding to the climate emergency.

  • Build green infrastructure in communities across the country

  • Require the use of Canadian-made steel, aluminum, cement and wood products for infrastructure projects across the country

  • Ensure that large businesses receiving recovery funding agree to plan for net-zero

  • Expand EI benefits, re-training and job placement services for workers in industries disrupted by achieving net-zero goals.

  • Ensure companies retain and redeploy their workers when in transition, and ensuring that workers nearing retirement have the retirement security they have worked their whole lives for, without penalties to their pensions if they retire early.

  • Support Canadian manufacturing of batteries, energy storage solutions and alternative fuels

  • Require large scale building retrofits in all sectors

  • Set a target of retrofitting all buildings in Canada by 2050 – beginning with upgrades to all buildings built before 2020 in the next 20 years.

  • Work with provinces, municipalities and Indigenous government to make sure that communities have the resources they need to cope safely with extreme weather events

  • Create a new Civilian Climate Corps would mobilize young people and create new jobs supporting conservation efforts and addressing the threat of climate change

  • Improve the National Building Code to ensure that by 2025 every new building built in Canada is net-zero.

  • Make sure that every Canadian has access to affordable, reliable high-speed broadband within four years

  • Modernize and expand public transit within and between communities across Canada

  • Ensure that federal transit funding flows with an emphasis on scaling up low carbon transit projects like zero-emissions buses and electric trains with the goal of electrifying transit and other municipal fleets by 2030.

  • Build towards fare-free transit

  • Develop a public inter-city bus system

  • Support creating high-frequency rail along the Quebec-Windsor corridor, expand rail service options in other regions, and work to restore the Ontario Northlander

  • Make it easier to get and use a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV).

  • Make sure that more ZEV are built here in Canada

  • Promote smart community planning and active transportation like walking and cycling

  • Set a target to power Canada with net-zero electricity by 2030, and move to 100% non-emitting electricity by 2040

  • Establish a new Canadian Climate Bank that will help boost investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low carbon technology across the country

  • Provide support for interested provinces to inter-connect power grids and introduce smart grid technology, to bolster Canada’s energy security and distribute clean power across the country

  • Support made-in-Canada manufacturing of renewable energy components and technologies, and help scale up Canada’s clean energy industry

  • Support investments in innovative community-owned and operated clean energy projects to keep jobs and expertise local, work in partnership with Indigenous and northern communities to move off diesel, improving energy security and cutting emissions and air pollution.

  • Enshrine the right to a healthy environment in a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights

  • Strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act – building and improving on the government’s Bill C-28 – to better protect Canadians from toxic substances in everyday products like cosmetics.

  • Strengthen the federal environmental impact assessment process for new coal mines and mine expansion projects

  • Immediately ban single-use plastics while protecting workers in this sector by supporting the transition of these production facilities to new products

  • Help municipalities improve their waste management and recycling systems, and support improved standards for what products can be labelled as recyclable

  • Ban the export of plastic waste and help reduce electronic waste by removing unnecessary restrictions preventing people from repairing their devices

  • Protect 30% of our land, freshwater and oceans by 2030.

  • Launch a 10-year nature plan to reverse species loss

  • Curb the import and domestic trade of wild animals

  • Protect our oceans and our freshwater, by reducing emissions from shipping and fishing, expanding marine protected areas, reducing key threats to ocean ecosystems and implementing a national freshwater strategy

  • Force big oil companies to pay to clean up inactive wells

  • Work to connect communities to farmers through local food hubs, and develop a national food waste strategy to reduce the huge amounts of food that currently go to waste in Canada

  • Partner with farmers and communities to support biodiversity and to monitor and protect pollinator health.

  • Build reconciliation into the heart of our plan to address the climate crisis, ensuring First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples are full and equal partners in Canada’s efforts to confront the climate crisis.

  • Uphold Indigenous rights to protect lands, waterways and biodiversity

  • Ensure that climate investments are directed towards reducing inequality, honoring Indigenous rights and supporting communities

  • Create an Office of Environmental Justice to address the disproportionate impacts of pollution and loss of biodiversity on low-income, racialized and other marginalized communities



  • Support the transition to clean energy by proposing massive investments in ecological innovation, technological changes as well as research and development in all regions of Quebec.

  • Again demand an end to subsidies to fossil fuels, as Canada has repeatedly committed to since 2009.

  • Redirect Quebec's share of share of the money invested in fossil fuels to Quebec's clean energy and our research centres, while maintaining the necessary funding for the transition away from fossil fuels in Western Canada.

  • Oppose the establishment of a energy corridor encroaching on Quebec territory, whether it be an oil pipeline or power lines transmission lines, bypassing or competing with Hydro-Québec.

  • Demand that the federal government government say no to any new interprovincial oil transportation projects, whether they be pipelines for export or increased rail transportation.

  • Propose that, as a first form of compensation for Muskrat Falls and the unfair competition of Terre-Neuve against Hydro-Quebec, the GST should be stopped being collected on household Hydro-Quebec bills.

  • introduce zero-emission legislation to require car dealerships to maintain an adequate inventory of electric vehicles so that they are available to consumers.

  • Demand that the federal government stop funding Ontario competitors in Quebec and instead contribute to Quebec's electrical industry and to the project to make Quebec "the battery of North America". The future lies in the financing of innovative SMEs in Quebec and not in the financing of multinational automobile companies in Ontario.

  • Propose that the federal government's vehicle fleet be composed of 100% zero-emission vehicles.

  • Demand that the federal government cut the inefficient and polluting Canadian Hydrogen Strategy and instead contribute financially to the development and promotion of the green hydrogen sector by Hydro-Québec.

  • Oppose nuclear development, including small modular reactors, and any risk to Quebec of nuclear waste contamination from projects like the Chalk River dump along the Ottawa River

  • Propose to stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline and oppose any project to export oil from the tar sands.

  • Put a stop to the disposable culture by introducing a bill to prevent programmed obsolescence. It will ensure that the Patent Act and the Copyright Act cannot be used to prevent the repair of salvageable products.


  • Ensure a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 60 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, with clear enforceable targets and timelines starting in 2023

  • Achieve net zero emissions as quickly as possible, while aiming to be net negative in 2050

  • Cancel all new pipeline projects (beginning with Trans Mountain)

  • Cancel all new oil exploration projects, including in the off-shore

  • End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production and retire existing licenses

  • Ban hydraulic fracturing

  • End all subsidies to the fossil fuel sector

  • Phase out existing oil and gas operations, so that they continue on a declining basis with bitumen production phased out between 2030 and 2035

  • Require federal public investment funds (including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) to divest from fossil fuels

  • Ensure companies are held accountable for paying for the costs of cleaning up and restoring land, instead of passing these to the public

  • Introduce a Just Transition Act before the end of 2021 that takes care of workers and communities during the transition.

  • Plan for a fair and carefully planned transition of workers towards a decarbonized economy, that protects communities from displacement, and in which affected people (workers in greenhouse gas-intensive industries, Indigenous Peoples, marginalized communities) are leading the preparation of their transition strategies.

  • Replace every high paying fossil fuel sector job with a high paying green sector job through wage insurance, retraining programs and early retirement plans.

  • Reduce wealth inequality in Canada

  • Introduce laws that incentivize green investment and the creation of green jobs (such as in sustainable transport and energy efficiency), and that disincentivize unsustainable investments (such as by raising taxes on environmentally harmful goods and services).

  • Invest in the cleantech sector and in renewable energy, which will create more, and higher paying jobs than those lost in the fossil fuel sector.

  • Enact legislation on green jobs training programs, such as the creation of a youth climate corps

  • Enact a detailed Carbon Budget, determining the cumulative amount of GHG that Canada can emit to do its part to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

  • Revamp the World Trade Organization to the World Trade and Climate Organization to ensure that trade is consistent with a global carbon budget

  • Ensure that tariffs are determined based on the carbon intensity of imported products

  • Beginning in 2022 and up to 2030, increase carbon taxes by $25 per tonne each year.

  • Reduce consumption, waste, and planned obsolescence.

  • Promote green procurement practices (procuring goods and services that have a reduced environmental impact), as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme.

  • Promote sustainable waste management practices, such as waste treatment, recycling, and safe handling of healthcare and biochemical waste, by adopting legislative provisions on issues including tax rebates or waivers on recycling initiatives.

  • Proceed with regulations to ban non-essential, single-use plastics before the end of the year, and expand the list of items to be banned

  • Champion a legally binding global plastics agreement, ratify the Basel Ban Amendment and strengthen Canada’s rules for plastic waste trade to ensure Canadian plastic waste doesn’t pollute other countries.

  • Enact a Carbon Border Adjustment, which will ensure Canadian companies paying carbon taxes are not placed at a competitive disadvantage with foreign companies located in countries with no such taxes.

  • Continuously evaluate the impact of the Carbon Border Adjustment on developing countries through a lens of global environmental justice.

  • Ensure that 100 per cent of Canadian electricity is produced from renewable sources by 2030

  • Create a national coast to coast to coast energy corridor for green renewable energy by building up the inter-ties needed to link existing provincial grids

  • Implement a national, non-emitting electricity grid to help Canada meet its target of net-zero GHG emissions

  • Create and implement a national green retrofit of existing residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings

  • Support agencies and institutions working to create innovative, efficient, and cost-effective programs to carry out green retrofits in different areas and for different communities, thereby creating local jobs and reducing emissions

  • Change the national building code to require that all new construction and major renovations to older buildings meet net-zero standards by 2030

  • Undertake a green retrofit of all federal government buildings, including government agencies

  • Ban the sale of all internal combustion engine passenger vehicles by 2030, and expand charging stations for electric vehicles, including charging stations in smaller communities and rural areas

  • Develop programs to encourage the retirement of existing gas-powered vehicles, including government-funded grants for the purchase of new and used electric vehicles and ‘buy-back’ programs to encourage vehicle users to give up their existing vehicle

  • In every sector, from airline travel to passenger rail, and from freight to ferries, mandate and support a faster transition to renewable energy.

  • Ensure access to zero-carbon public transportation, with high-speed rail networks between major cities, and spokes of light rail and electric bus connections across the country.

  • Guarantee every Canadian safe, reliable and accessible access to affordable, net zero ground transportation by expanding VIA Rail to a rail and bus system. Enact a VIA Rail Act to ensure the VIA Rail mandate for a national passenger transportation network.

  • Expand cycling and walking infrastructure, working with municipalities and provincial governments to develop infrastructure that is accessible to all communities and individuals

  • Institute a ban on further development of nuclear power in Canada.

  • Ensure that Canada utilizes the best available scientific expertise to advance research and development for assessing climate change impact risks

  • Increase funding for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) to support climate resilience projects critically needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change

  • Develop transdisciplinary partnerships with governmental, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and industry, and invest in research and the necessary equipment, including the possibility of a shared climate supercomputer.

  • Develop plans and policies to go carbon negative, taking up the challenge of reducing the total amount of CO2 accumulated in the atmosphere and placing Canada on a new path towards addressing the climate emergency.

  • Use skills and knowledge from the oil and gas industry to become world leaders in new technologies

  • Shape all climate change policies in order to fulfill existing commitments to international climate change efforts

  • Submit a revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement that reflects Canada’s fair share of emissions reductions (60% reduction below 2005 by 2030) in meeting the 1.5°C warming target

  • Ramp up climate finance to $USD 4 billion per year to support climate mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damage in developing countries

  • Participate actively in future international efforts, positioning Canada as a leader on global climate change initiatives

  • Invest in green infrastructure in developing countries to offset energy poverty

  • Ban the export of thermal coal from Canada.

  • Establish a high-level Office of Environmental Justice at Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Create an independent, scientific, non-partisan, diverse Climate Council to advise the government

  • Provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces.

  • Mobilize Canada’s fair share of international climate finance, calculated at approximately $1.84 billion per year to 2025,1 and lead negotiations towards the achievement of a post-2025 international climate finance target.


  • Withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

  • Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.

  • Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to.

  • Abolish subsidies for green technology and let private players develop profitable and efficient alternatives.

  • Invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change.

  • Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.

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  • Deliver on all policy and fiscal measures outlined in our Strengthened Climate Plan from December 2020, implement the recently passed Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and advance new measures to achieve an ambitious 40-45% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

  • Work with all Canadians and the Net-Zero Advisory Body to identify ways to further accelerate climate action that will put us on trajectory to achieve netzero emissions as soon as possible and no later than 2050.

  • Continue to put a rising price on pollution, while putting more money back into the pockets of Canadians.

  • Keep protecting Canadian jobs and competitiveness through smart carbon pricing design.

  • Move forward, in collaboration with key trading partners, like the United States and European Union, on applying Border Carbon Adjustments to imports from countries that aren’t doing their part to reduce carbon pollution and fight climate change.

  • Make sure the oil and gas sector reduces emissions at a pace and scale needed to achieve net-zero by 2050, with 5-year targets to stay on track to achieving this shared goal.

  • Set 2025 and 2030 milestones based on the advice of the Net-Zero Advisory Body to ensure reduction levels are ambitious and achievable and that the oil and gas sector makes a meaningful contribution to meeting the nation’s 2030 climate goals.

  • Require oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions by at least 75% below 2012 levels by 2030 and work to reduce methane emissions across the broader economy.

  • Seek similar commitments from other major economies at the upcoming G20 and COP26.

  • Make the National Research Council a global centre for excellence on methane detection and elimination, to address the global issues of underreporting of methane emissions.

  • Ban thermal coal exports from and through Canada no later than 2030

  • Accelerate our G20 commitment to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies from 2025 to 2023

  • Develop a plan to phase-out public financing of the fossil fuel sector, including from Crown corporations, consistent with our commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

  • Introduce a Clean Electricity Standard that will set Canada on a path to cut more emissions by 2030 and to achieve a 100% net-zero emitting electricity system by 2035.

  • Develop additional investment tax credits for a range of renewable energy and battery storage solutions, to accelerate the deployment of clean energy

  • Create a Pan-Canadian Grid Council to promote infrastructure investments, smart grids, grid integration, and electricity sector innovation with the goal of making Canada the most reliable, cost-effective, and carbon-free electricity producer in the world.

  • Advance green industrial strategies and continue investing funds from the Net Zero Accelerator in strategic opportunities and make sure that Canada claims more than our fair share of growing clean growth opportunities.

  • Continue to help Canadians improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills, providing grants of up to $5,000 for home retrofits and interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for deep retrofits.

  • Launch a National Net-zero Emissions Building Strategy, which will chart a path to net-zero emissions from buildings by 2050 with ambitious milestones along the way.

  • Accelerate the development of the national net-zero emissions model building code for 2025 adoption.

  • Accelerate the transition from fossil fuel-based heating systems to electrification through incentives and standards, including investing $250 million to help low-income Canadians get off home-heating oil.

  • Require EnerGuide labeling of homes at the time of sale.

  • Create a Low-Carbon Building Materials Innovation Hub to work directly with entrepreneurs, municipalities, provinces and territories, and Indigenous governments to ensure Canadian innovations are best positioned to succeed.

  • Enhance investments in the Forest Industry Transformation program, working with partners to create jobs in the forest-based economy and bring forward new innovations in sustainable, low-carbon building materials

  • Launch a community-led net-zero homes initiative that supports projects that pursue multiple concurrent retrofits in a community or neighbourhood, to reduce overall costs. This initiative will be modeled on the Dutch “Energiesprong” program.

  • Invest an additional $1.5 billion in the iZev rebate program and broaden eligibility to a wider range of vehicle types, including used vehicles, to help over 500,000 Canadians get into a zero emissions vehicle.

  • Invest an additional $700 million to add 50,000 new electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen stations to Canada’s network

  • Work with industry, labour, and other stakeholders to develop a regulated sales requirement that at least 50% of all new light duty vehicle sales be zero emissions vehicles in 2030.

  • Provide $100 million to make sure existing buildings can install charging stations, removing a barrier to adopting a clean car

  • Double down to attract investments and jobs in manufacturing zero emissions vehicles in Canada through the $8 billion Net Zero Accelerator

  • Accelerate our Greening Government commitments to electrify the entire federal fleet of light duty vehicles by 2030, up from our existing target of 80% by 2030.

  • Require 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales to be zero emission by 2040, where feasible

  • Invest $200 million to retrofit large trucks currently on the road to cut pollution now.

  • Build an end-to-end, sustainable battery supply chain.

  • Work to attract near-term multi-billion anchor investments in key areas like minerals processing and cell manufacturing.

  • Double the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for materials on the Canadian list of critical minerals which are essential to the manufacturing of vital clean technologies, such as batteries.

  • Establish Canada as a global leader in battery recycling and reuse, to improve the environmental impact and build a competitive advantage.

  • Launch a Canada-U.S. Battery Alliance for stakeholders in both countries to identify shared priorities and create environmental requirements that lead to an integrated, world-scale battery supply chain

  • Work with stakeholders to identify new strategic priorities, including future battery types, ways to optimize batteries for cold weather performance and long-duration storage, and applications in heavy-duty transportation

  • Address gaps in training and upskilling to ensure that all Canadians workers can take advantage of battery industry opportunities.

  • Use all tools, including the Investment Canada Act, to ensure the protection and development of our critical minerals from both an economic and national security perspective.

  • Establish a $2 billion Futures Fund for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador that will be designed in collaboration with local workers, unions, educational institutions, environmental groups, investors, and Indigenous peoples who know their communities best

  • Move forward with Just Transition Legislation, guided by the feedback we receive from workers, unions, Indigenous peoples, communities, and provinces and territories

  • Create more opportunities for women, LGBTQ2 and other underrepresented people in the energy sector.

  • Launch a Clean Jobs Training Centre to help industrial, skill and trade workers across sectors to upgrade or gain new skills to be on the leading edge of zero carbon industry.

  • Develop an investment tax credit of up to 30% for a range of clean technologies including low carbon and net-zero technologies with input from external experts on what technologies should be covered.

  • Build on existing advisory services for emerging clean technology firms to guide them, from formation to export, on the opportunities and challenges before them.

  • Provide support and incentives for domestic procurement of Canadian clean technology

  • Triple funding for cleantech on farms, including for renewable energy, precision agriculture, and energy efficiency.

  • Partner with post-secondary institutions and Indigenous organizations to accelerate the creation and growth of Indigenous clean technology businesses.

  • Introduce a new Buy Clean Strategy to support and prioritize the use of made-in-Canada low-carbon products in public and private infrastructure projects.

  • Deliver on the commitment that we made with G7 Finance Ministers earlier this year to move toward mandatory climate-related financial disclosures that provide consistent and decision-useful information for market participants and that are based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, in cooperation with provinces and territories.

  • Require climate-related financial disclosures and the development of net-zero plans for federally regulated institutions, which includes financial institutions, pension funds, and government agencies.

  • Issue green bonds, annually, worth a minimum of $5 billion

  • Develop a climate data strategy to ensure that the private sector and communities have access to decision-useful climate information and to inform infrastructure investments.

  • Work with financial experts through the Sustainable Finance Action Council to develop a net-zero capital allocation strategy to move capital into the types of investments needed to accelerate Canada’s transition to a prosperous net-zero future

  • Accelerate major public transit projects

  • Support the switch to zero emission buses.

  • Develop rural transit solutions

  • Advance a National Active Transportation Strategy to build bike lanes, wider sidewalks, pathways, and multi-use trails.

  • Commit to making High Frequency Rail a reality. We will move forward with the project in the Toronto to Quebec City corridor, with stops in Trois-Rivières and Peterborough, among others, using electrified technology. We will launch a procurement process by the end of 2021 and also explore other opportunities to extend the rail toward London and Windsor

  • Train 1,000 new community-based firefighters to ensure we are ready for future fire seasons

  • Work with provinces and territories to provide firefighters with the equipment they need to fight fires and stay safe, like Canadian-made planes to increase provincial aerial firefighting capacity.

  • Support and expand Indigenous-led fire crews and build capacity to better incorporate Indigenous traditional knowledge strategies in fire management

  • Support retrofits and upgrades to protect against extreme weather.

  • Complete our work with provinces and territories to develop flood maps for higher-risk areas in the next three years

  • Create a nation-wide flood ready portal so that Canadians have the information they need to make decisions on where and how to build their homes and communities, and how they can protect their homes and communities from flood risk.

  • Take action to protect homeowners who are at high risk of flooding and don’t have adequate insurance protection, by creating a low-cost national flood insurance program.

  • Develop strategies, in partnership with the insurance industry and private sector to lower insurance premiums by identifying cost-effective ways to better protect communities and homes from climate impacts and save people money.

  • Expand the office of the National Security and Intelligence Advisor to keep Canadians safe as climate change increasingly impacts our domestic and global contexts.

  • Create a Climate Adaptation Home Rating Program that will be developed as a companion to the EnerGuide home energy audits

  • Expand the eligibility requirements of the CMHC deep home retrofit program and Canada Greener Homes Grant to include more climate resilience measures.

  • Finalize Canada’s first-ever National Adaptation Strategy by the end of 2022, which will set clear targets and indicators to measure progress on—and strengthen the business case for—adaptation.

  • Finalize and applying a climate lens to ensure climate adaptation and mitigation considerations are integrated throughout federal government decision-making.

  • Work with provinces, territories, and farmers— including Indigenous and young farmers—to update business risk management agriculture programs to fully integrate climate risk management, environmental practices, and climate readiness.

  • Create open-access climate toolkits to help infrastructure owners and investors develop projects that ensure Canada is on the path to a net-zero emissions and resilient future

  • Establish 10 new national parks and 10 new national marine conservation areas (NMCAs) in the next 5 years—doubling the size of the existing national parks and NMCA system in Canada.

  • Work with Indigenous communities on co-management agreements of these national parks and NMCAs.

  • Continue to work with partners to ensure Canada meets its goals to conserve 25% of our lands and waters by 2025 and 30% of each by 2030.

  • Work to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 in
    Canada and achieving a full recovery for nature by
    2050

  • Work with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners to support new Indigenous Guardians programs and establish new Indigenous Guardians Networks.

  • Support Indigenous communities to build capacity to establish more IPCAs.

  • Establish at least one new national urban park in every province and territory, with a target of establishing 15 national urban parks by 2030.

  • Invest an additional $200 million in the Natural Infrastructure Fund to continue funding community-led public green space projects

  • Continue building and connecting the Trans Canada Trail, and creating new opportunities for Canadians to access it, by increasing annual funding to $13 million, growing the trail network by 10% helping create 10,000 jobs over the next five years

  • Build a national trails tourism strategy and increase youth employment opportunities in partnership with Destination Canada to enhance local economic development opportunities.

  • Reach a nature agreement with the province of British Columbia to protect more of the province’s old growth forests and expand protected areas.

  • Establish a $50 million B.C. Old Growth Nature
    Fund and working with partners to attract additional
    funding to further support the protection of
    important old growth forests.

  • Ensure First Nations, local communities, and workers are partners in shaping the path forward on nature protection.

  • Continue planting 2 billion trees across the country, creating roughly 4,300 jobs.

  • Restore and enhance more wetlands, grasslands, and peatlands, to capture and store carbon

  • Increase support to farmers to develop and adopt agricultural management practices to reduce emissions, store carbon in healthy soil, and enhance resiliency

  • Renew and expand the Coastal Restoration fund so that we can restore aquatic habitats.

  • Make new investments in areas like tidal wetlands, seagrass meadows, and riparian habitats that have a high potential to absorb and store carbon

  • Modernize the Oceans Act to explicitly consider climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and species in regional ocean management with measurable progress indicators tied to management objectives.

  • Expand the Ghost Gear Program to continue to clean up our oceans and coasts from lost and abandoned fishing gear and oceans plastics that endanger sea life, impact fish stocks, and pollute the ocean

  • Invest $50 million over the next 5 years to support community shoreline and oceans plastic cleanup.

  • Create a national, interdisciplinary working group around climate-resilient ocean conservation planning.

  • Expand climate vulnerability work to better inform
    marine conservation planning and management.

  • Continue to protect key marine species, including
    the Southern Resident Killer Whale, the North
    Atlantic Right Whale, and the St. Lawrence Estuary
    Beluga.

  • Advance the historic $647 million Pacific Salmon Strategy launched in June and make new investments to conserve and restore Wild Atlantic Salmon.

  • Establish and fully fund a Canada Water Agency in 2022, working with partners to safeguard our freshwater resources for generations to come, including by supporting provinces, territories, and Indigenous partners, in developing and updating river basin and large watershed agreements.

  • Modernize the 50-year-old Canada Water Act to reflect our new freshwater reality, including addressing climate change, Indigenous water rights

  • Implement a strengthened Freshwater Action Plan, including an historic investment of $1 billion over 10 years

  • Invest $37.5 million in the Experimental Lakes Area in northern Ontario, the world’s only large-scale centre for freshwater science

  • Offer willing municipalities means to manage and regulate boating on their lakes and rivers so that they promote free access, while ensuring the safety of boaters and the protection of the environment.

  • Continue working with business, academic institutions, provincial and territorial governments, and leading not-for-profits, including in freshwater economies like the Great Lakes, to ensure Canada is positioned to succeed in the fast-growing global sector of the blue economy.

  • Pass a strengthened Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect everyone, including people most vulnerable to harm from toxic substances and those living in communities where exposure is high.

  • Recognize the “right to a healthy environment” for the first time in federal law.

  • By Spring 2022, move forward with mandatory labelling of chemicals in consumer products

  • Increase testing of imported products for compliance with Canadian standards to ensure that they are safe for Canadian consumers and that Canadian producers are not at a disadvantage.

  • Table legislation to require the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to examine the link between race, socio-economic status, and exposure to environmental risk, and develop a strategy to address environmental justice.

  • Identify and prioritize the clean-up of contaminated sites in areas where Indigenous, racialized, and low-income Canadians live.

  • Implement a comprehensive action plan to protect Canadians, including firefighters', from exposure to toxic flame retardants found in household products

  • Strengthen the Pest Control Products Act to better protect our health, wildlife, and the environment.

  • Align with world-leading approaches to transparency when reassessing pesticides already on the market and increase opportunities for independent scientists to have input into the decision-making process

  • Invest in further government and independent science, including on water and soil monitoring and on the cumulative effects of multiple pesticides on health and the environment.

  • Ensure that the impacts of pesticides on wildlife are fully considered, and support food producers who choose alternative pest management approaches that reduce the need for chemical pesticides.

  • Introduce legislation to end cosmetic testing on animals as soon as 2023 and phase out toxicity testing on animals by 2035.

  • Work with partners to curb illegal wildlife trade and
    end elephant and rhinoceros tusk trade in Canada.

  • Introduce legislation to protect animals in captivity.

  • Ban the live export of horses for slaughter.

  • Work with our partners to help women and children fleeing violence stay united with their companion animals.

  • Require that all plastic packaging in Canada contain at least 50% recycled content by 2030.

  • Accelerate the implementation of our zero plastic waste action plan, in partnership with provinces and territories, and ensure Canada’s actions are consistent with other leading jurisdictions.

  • Continue to work with provinces and territories to ensure that it’s producers, not taxpayers, who are responsible for the cost of managing their plastic waste.

  • Work with provinces and territories to implement and enforce an ambitious recycling target for plastic beverage bottles.

  • Strengthen federal procurement practices to prioritize reusable and recyclable products and support our goal of zero plastic waste

  • Introduce labelling rules that prohibit the use of the chasing-arrows symbol unless 80% of Canada’s recycling facilities accept and have reliable end markets for these products

  • Support provincial and territorial producer responsibility efforts by establishing a federal public registry and require producers to annually report the amount, type, and end-of-life management for plastics in the Canadian economy.

  • Create a new $100 million infrastructure and innovation fund over the next 5 years that will scaleup and commercialize made-in-Canada technologies and solutions for the reuse and recycling of plastics

  • Accelerate the global shift to a circular economy as host of this year’s World Circular Economy Forum.

  • Build on the Ocean Plastics Charter by working with leading countries on the development of a new global agreement on plastics.

  • Implement a “right to repair” to extend the life of home appliances, particularly electronics, by requiring manufacturers to supply repair manuals and spare parts and facilitate their replication after the part is no longer produced.

  • Introduce a new 15% tax credit to cover the cost of home appliance repairs performed by technicians (up to $500).

  • Introduce a bill that includes provisions to better inform citizens of the environmental impacts of consumer products.

  • Require businesses to inform Canadians of the environmental impacts of consumer products

  • Amend the Copyright Act to ensure that its provisions cannot prevent the repair of digital devices and systems, even when nothing is being copied or distributed.

  • Create a new No-Waste Food Fund to help build a circular food economy in Canada where no food is wasted, from farm to table


  • Appoint a national disaster resilience advisor to the Privy Council Office

  • Implement a national action plan on floods, including establishing a residential high risk flood insurance program to ensure all Canadians are financially protected while avoiding future government bailouts

  • Devise and implement a national climate adaptation strategy that is: Based on measurable targets; Addresses existing provincial concerns on flood readiness while leveraging private sector solutions to reduce government exposure and spending; and Addresses wildfire and drought exposure in collaboration with farmers, ranchers, and foresters.

  • Incorporate a mitigation and adaptation lens to the government’s infrastructure investments

  • Working with provinces and territories to develop a natural infrastructure plan that includes: The development of a national standard to assess the value of natural infrastructure; A requirement that public sector accounting practices be updated to include a proper valuation of existing natural infrastructure; Requirements to incorporate retention of natural infrastructure into community design; and incentives for farmers and landowners to protect and restore natural infrastructure.

  • Invest in technology that can improve the early detection of wildfires and better predict their behaviour.

  • Immediately invest in public transit projects that will put Canadians to work, cut commute times, and clean up the environment.

  • Conserve 25% of terrestrial lands through protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures

  • Restore funding for the National Wetland Conservation Fund and the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program,

  • Support Wetlands and Watershed Protection

  • Support the completion of the Canadian Wetland Inventory

  • Explore ways to protect wetlands on private lands

  • Provide funding for watershed protection, including restoring funding for the clean-up of Lake Simcoe and maintaining funding for the Great Lakes in Ontario and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.

  • Create a powerful incentive for agriculture and forestry sectors to protect the environment and sequester carbon by allowing for greater creation of land-based offset credits

  • Invest an additional $3 billion between now and 2030 in natural climate solutions focused on management of forest, crop and grazing lands and restoration of grasslands, wetlands, and forests.

  • End Raw Sewage Dumping

  • Ban the export of plastic waste

  • Work with international partners to combat oceans plastic

  • Improve value recovery from plastics

  • Meet our Paris climate commitment and reduce emissions by 2030

  • Work with the provinces to implement an innovative, national, Personal Low Carbon Savings Account. This will put a price on carbon for consumers without one penny going to the government.

  • Scrap the consumer carbon tax

  • Introduce a zero emission vehicle mandate based on British Columbia’s, requiring 30% of light duty vehicles sold to be zero emissions by 2030

  • Work with the Biden administration to strengthen vehicle emission standards in North America

  • Invest in transmission infrastructure to bring clean energy to where it’s needed and ensure that our electricity grid can support the growth in electric vehicles

  • Invest a billion dollars in building out electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada, including investing in battery production, parts manufacturing, micro-mobility solutions and electric trucks

  • Invest a billion dollars in deploying hydrogen technology including hydrogen vehicles

  • Work with the U.S. to set a standard for charging and then add mandatory charging stations or wiring required for chargers to the national building code

  • Work with provinces, territories, and municipalities to encourage the inclusion of a minimum number of EV charging spaces for new developments

  • Require that every building where the federal government has employees or offers services to the public and provides parking to have a charging station by 2025

  • Support improved electric vehicle battery repurposing and recycling in order to lower the environmental impact of these batteries and lower the cost of vehicles on the resale market

  • Propose to the Biden administration minimum North American standards for key industrial sectors, backed up by border carbon adjustments to prevent leakage of emissions - and jobs - to countries with lower environmental and emissions standards like China

  • Tie Canada’s industrial carbon price to that of our biggest trading partners - the European Union and the United States, starting with those regions that have carbon markets and expanding as the U.S. creates a national market

  • Introduce a Renewable Natural Gas Mandate, based on British Columbia’s policy, requiring 15% of downstream consumption to be renewable by 2030

  • Put in place a minimum requirement for 15% renewable content in natural gas by 2030.

  • Finalize and improve the Clean Fuel Regulations to reduce carbon emissions from every litre of gasoline (and other liquid fuels) we burn, turning them into a true Low Carbon Fuel Standard

  • Base our Low Carbon Fuel Standard on British Columbia’s policy to achieve a 20% reduction in carbon intensity for transport fuels

  • Increase the ability of the agricultural and forestry sectors to create land-based offset credits by improving the carbon sequestration of agricultural lands and managed forests, and incenting environmental protection in those sectors

  • Allow clean, carbon-neutral biomass energy, including wood waste or agricultural waste, to be eligible for carbon credits where appropriate

  • Recognize existing legislation for Land Use and Biodiversity (LUB) and harmonize it with provincial rules.

  • Pilot the use of Canadian renewable fuels by the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Introduce a tax credit to rapidly accelerate the deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage technology in the energy sector and in important industries that have few alternatives to burning fossil fuels, like fertilizer and chemical production

  • Invest in Direct Air Capture, a promising technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air

  • Invest an additional $3 billion between now and 2030 in natural climate solutions focused on management of forest, crop and grazing lands and restoration of grasslands, wetlands, and forests

  • Recognize and encourage emissions-reducing practices like low/no till and 4R Nutrient Stewardship

  • Establish transparent and reliable standards for carbon credits associated with land management practices with the eventual goal of establishing a national carbon offset market

  • Explore the use of incentives to preserve and enhance natural infrastructure on private lands that contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation

  • Work with provinces, territories and the agriculture and forestry sectors to identify and support ways in which the sectors can contribute to enhancing carbon sequestration

  • Invest in forest health and wildfire prevention and early detection

  • Work with Indigenous communities including by expanding the creation of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) managed and stewarded by Indigenous Guardians

  • Insist that major polluters like China clean up their act

  • Study the imposition of a carbon border tariff which would reflect the amount of carbon emissions attributed to goods imported into Canada

  • Develop a National Clean Energy Strategy

  • Provide a regulatory and financial framework that will facilitate Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC).

  • Develop a Net Zero Foundations program to begin putting in place the building blocks required to meet our net zero goals.

  • Work with provinces, territories, and applicable utilities to put in place a Residential Building Retrofit Initiative


  • Set an ambitious target of reducing our emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030

  • Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, put in place carbon budgets and change the mandate of the Bank of Canada to focus on contributing to net zero.

  • Create good jobs in all regions, with green infrastructure investments

  • Retrofit all buildings in Canada by 2050

  • Create a National Crisis Strategy to help communities reduce and respond to climate risks, complimented by a new Climate Corps of young workers to respond to climate impacts and build an equitable clean-energy economy

  • Support transit by permanently doubling the Canada Community-Building Fund and develop a public inter-city bus program

  • Set a target of net carbon-free electricity by 2030, and move to 100% nonemitting electricity by 2040.

  • Enshrine in law an Environmental Bill of Rights and protect 30% of our land, freshwater and oceans by 2030.

  • Create an Office of Environmental Justice to address the disproportionate impacts of pollution and loss of biodiversity on low-income, racialized and other marginalized communities

  • Establish multi-year national and sectoral carbon budgets as a key guiding framework to develop Canada’s path to 2030 and beyond

  • Create and fund a Climate Accountability Office, to provide independent oversight of federal climate progress, to engage the public, and to make recommendations on how to achieve our goals.

  • Continue with carbon pricing while making it fairer and rolling back loopholes

  • Ensure federal financial levers and Crown corporations are aligned with the goal of net-zero

  • Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and redirect these funds to low carbon initiatives, and make sure that future governments can’t reverse this by putting in place legislation to ban any future oil, gas and pipeline subsidies.

  • Make Canada an innovation leader on methane reduction in such areas as real-time monitoring and leakage detection, ensuring that provincial methane regulations are genuinely equivalent with the federal regulations, and increasing the ambition of those targets in the 2025-30 period.

  • Model change, by becoming a trail-blazer in energy efficiency, clean technologies and renewable energy use.

  • Procure from Canadian companies producing clean technology, ensure that federal buildings use renewable energy, and move the vehicle fleets of the federal government to electric by 2025, choosing made-in-Canada wherever possible

  • Appoint a Climate Emergency Committee of Cabinet and establish a strong Climate Emergency Secretariat in the PMO to ensure a whole-of-government approach to responding to the climate emergency.

  • Build green infrastructure in communities across the country

  • Require the use of Canadian-made steel, aluminum, cement and wood products for infrastructure projects across the country

  • Ensure that large businesses receiving recovery funding agree to plan for net-zero

  • Expand EI benefits, re-training and job placement services for workers in industries disrupted by achieving net-zero goals.

  • Ensure companies retain and redeploy their workers when in transition, and ensuring that workers nearing retirement have the retirement security they have worked their whole lives for, without penalties to their pensions if they retire early.

  • Support Canadian manufacturing of batteries, energy storage solutions and alternative fuels

  • Require large scale building retrofits in all sectors

  • Set a target of retrofitting all buildings in Canada by 2050 – beginning with upgrades to all buildings built before 2020 in the next 20 years.

  • Work with provinces, municipalities and Indigenous government to make sure that communities have the resources they need to cope safely with extreme weather events

  • Create a new Civilian Climate Corps would mobilize young people and create new jobs supporting conservation efforts and addressing the threat of climate change

  • Improve the National Building Code to ensure that by 2025 every new building built in Canada is net-zero.

  • Make sure that every Canadian has access to affordable, reliable high-speed broadband within four years

  • Modernize and expand public transit within and between communities across Canada

  • Ensure that federal transit funding flows with an emphasis on scaling up low carbon transit projects like zero-emissions buses and electric trains with the goal of electrifying transit and other municipal fleets by 2030.

  • Build towards fare-free transit

  • Develop a public inter-city bus system

  • Support creating high-frequency rail along the Quebec-Windsor corridor, expand rail service options in other regions, and work to restore the Ontario Northlander

  • Make it easier to get and use a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV).

  • Make sure that more ZEV are built here in Canada

  • Promote smart community planning and active transportation like walking and cycling

  • Set a target to power Canada with net-zero electricity by 2030, and move to 100% non-emitting electricity by 2040

  • Establish a new Canadian Climate Bank that will help boost investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low carbon technology across the country

  • Provide support for interested provinces to inter-connect power grids and introduce smart grid technology, to bolster Canada’s energy security and distribute clean power across the country

  • Support made-in-Canada manufacturing of renewable energy components and technologies, and help scale up Canada’s clean energy industry

  • Support investments in innovative community-owned and operated clean energy projects to keep jobs and expertise local, work in partnership with Indigenous and northern communities to move off diesel, improving energy security and cutting emissions and air pollution.

  • Enshrine the right to a healthy environment in a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights

  • Strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act – building and improving on the government’s Bill C-28 – to better protect Canadians from toxic substances in everyday products like cosmetics.

  • Strengthen the federal environmental impact assessment process for new coal mines and mine expansion projects

  • Immediately ban single-use plastics while protecting workers in this sector by supporting the transition of these production facilities to new products

  • Help municipalities improve their waste management and recycling systems, and support improved standards for what products can be labelled as recyclable

  • Ban the export of plastic waste and help reduce electronic waste by removing unnecessary restrictions preventing people from repairing their devices

  • Protect 30% of our land, freshwater and oceans by 2030.

  • Launch a 10-year nature plan to reverse species loss

  • Curb the import and domestic trade of wild animals

  • Protect our oceans and our freshwater, by reducing emissions from shipping and fishing, expanding marine protected areas, reducing key threats to ocean ecosystems and implementing a national freshwater strategy

  • Force big oil companies to pay to clean up inactive wells

  • Work to connect communities to farmers through local food hubs, and develop a national food waste strategy to reduce the huge amounts of food that currently go to waste in Canada

  • Partner with farmers and communities to support biodiversity and to monitor and protect pollinator health.

  • Build reconciliation into the heart of our plan to address the climate crisis, ensuring First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples are full and equal partners in Canada’s efforts to confront the climate crisis.

  • Uphold Indigenous rights to protect lands, waterways and biodiversity

  • Ensure that climate investments are directed towards reducing inequality, honoring Indigenous rights and supporting communities

  • Create an Office of Environmental Justice to address the disproportionate impacts of pollution and loss of biodiversity on low-income, racialized and other marginalized communities



  • Support the transition to clean energy by proposing massive investments in ecological innovation, technological changes as well as research and development in all regions of Quebec.

  • Again demand an end to subsidies to fossil fuels, as Canada has repeatedly committed to since 2009.

  • Redirect Quebec's share of share of the money invested in fossil fuels to Quebec's clean energy and our research centres, while maintaining the necessary funding for the transition away from fossil fuels in Western Canada.

  • Oppose the establishment of a energy corridor encroaching on Quebec territory, whether it be an oil pipeline or power lines transmission lines, bypassing or competing with Hydro-Québec.

  • Demand that the federal government government say no to any new interprovincial oil transportation projects, whether they be pipelines for export or increased rail transportation.

  • Propose that, as a first form of compensation for Muskrat Falls and the unfair competition of Terre-Neuve against Hydro-Quebec, the GST should be stopped being collected on household Hydro-Quebec bills.

  • introduce zero-emission legislation to require car dealerships to maintain an adequate inventory of electric vehicles so that they are available to consumers.

  • Demand that the federal government stop funding Ontario competitors in Quebec and instead contribute to Quebec's electrical industry and to the project to make Quebec "the battery of North America". The future lies in the financing of innovative SMEs in Quebec and not in the financing of multinational automobile companies in Ontario.

  • Propose that the federal government's vehicle fleet be composed of 100% zero-emission vehicles.

  • Demand that the federal government cut the inefficient and polluting Canadian Hydrogen Strategy and instead contribute financially to the development and promotion of the green hydrogen sector by Hydro-Québec.

  • Oppose nuclear development, including small modular reactors, and any risk to Quebec of nuclear waste contamination from projects like the Chalk River dump along the Ottawa River

  • Propose to stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline and oppose any project to export oil from the tar sands.

  • Put a stop to the disposable culture by introducing a bill to prevent programmed obsolescence. It will ensure that the Patent Act and the Copyright Act cannot be used to prevent the repair of salvageable products.


  • Ensure a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 60 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, with clear enforceable targets and timelines starting in 2023

  • Achieve net zero emissions as quickly as possible, while aiming to be net negative in 2050

  • Cancel all new pipeline projects (beginning with Trans Mountain)

  • Cancel all new oil exploration projects, including in the off-shore

  • End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production and retire existing licenses

  • Ban hydraulic fracturing

  • End all subsidies to the fossil fuel sector

  • Phase out existing oil and gas operations, so that they continue on a declining basis with bitumen production phased out between 2030 and 2035

  • Require federal public investment funds (including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) to divest from fossil fuels

  • Ensure companies are held accountable for paying for the costs of cleaning up and restoring land, instead of passing these to the public

  • Introduce a Just Transition Act before the end of 2021 that takes care of workers and communities during the transition.

  • Plan for a fair and carefully planned transition of workers towards a decarbonized economy, that protects communities from displacement, and in which affected people (workers in greenhouse gas-intensive industries, Indigenous Peoples, marginalized communities) are leading the preparation of their transition strategies.

  • Replace every high paying fossil fuel sector job with a high paying green sector job through wage insurance, retraining programs and early retirement plans.

  • Reduce wealth inequality in Canada

  • Introduce laws that incentivize green investment and the creation of green jobs (such as in sustainable transport and energy efficiency), and that disincentivize unsustainable investments (such as by raising taxes on environmentally harmful goods and services).

  • Invest in the cleantech sector and in renewable energy, which will create more, and higher paying jobs than those lost in the fossil fuel sector.

  • Enact legislation on green jobs training programs, such as the creation of a youth climate corps

  • Enact a detailed Carbon Budget, determining the cumulative amount of GHG that Canada can emit to do its part to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

  • Revamp the World Trade Organization to the World Trade and Climate Organization to ensure that trade is consistent with a global carbon budget

  • Ensure that tariffs are determined based on the carbon intensity of imported products

  • Beginning in 2022 and up to 2030, increase carbon taxes by $25 per tonne each year.

  • Reduce consumption, waste, and planned obsolescence.

  • Promote green procurement practices (procuring goods and services that have a reduced environmental impact), as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme.

  • Promote sustainable waste management practices, such as waste treatment, recycling, and safe handling of healthcare and biochemical waste, by adopting legislative provisions on issues including tax rebates or waivers on recycling initiatives.

  • Proceed with regulations to ban non-essential, single-use plastics before the end of the year, and expand the list of items to be banned

  • Champion a legally binding global plastics agreement, ratify the Basel Ban Amendment and strengthen Canada’s rules for plastic waste trade to ensure Canadian plastic waste doesn’t pollute other countries.

  • Enact a Carbon Border Adjustment, which will ensure Canadian companies paying carbon taxes are not placed at a competitive disadvantage with foreign companies located in countries with no such taxes.

  • Continuously evaluate the impact of the Carbon Border Adjustment on developing countries through a lens of global environmental justice.

  • Ensure that 100 per cent of Canadian electricity is produced from renewable sources by 2030

  • Create a national coast to coast to coast energy corridor for green renewable energy by building up the inter-ties needed to link existing provincial grids

  • Implement a national, non-emitting electricity grid to help Canada meet its target of net-zero GHG emissions

  • Create and implement a national green retrofit of existing residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings

  • Support agencies and institutions working to create innovative, efficient, and cost-effective programs to carry out green retrofits in different areas and for different communities, thereby creating local jobs and reducing emissions

  • Change the national building code to require that all new construction and major renovations to older buildings meet net-zero standards by 2030

  • Undertake a green retrofit of all federal government buildings, including government agencies

  • Ban the sale of all internal combustion engine passenger vehicles by 2030, and expand charging stations for electric vehicles, including charging stations in smaller communities and rural areas

  • Develop programs to encourage the retirement of existing gas-powered vehicles, including government-funded grants for the purchase of new and used electric vehicles and ‘buy-back’ programs to encourage vehicle users to give up their existing vehicle

  • In every sector, from airline travel to passenger rail, and from freight to ferries, mandate and support a faster transition to renewable energy.

  • Ensure access to zero-carbon public transportation, with high-speed rail networks between major cities, and spokes of light rail and electric bus connections across the country.

  • Guarantee every Canadian safe, reliable and accessible access to affordable, net zero ground transportation by expanding VIA Rail to a rail and bus system. Enact a VIA Rail Act to ensure the VIA Rail mandate for a national passenger transportation network.

  • Expand cycling and walking infrastructure, working with municipalities and provincial governments to develop infrastructure that is accessible to all communities and individuals

  • Institute a ban on further development of nuclear power in Canada.

  • Ensure that Canada utilizes the best available scientific expertise to advance research and development for assessing climate change impact risks

  • Increase funding for the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) to support climate resilience projects critically needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change

  • Develop transdisciplinary partnerships with governmental, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and industry, and invest in research and the necessary equipment, including the possibility of a shared climate supercomputer.

  • Develop plans and policies to go carbon negative, taking up the challenge of reducing the total amount of CO2 accumulated in the atmosphere and placing Canada on a new path towards addressing the climate emergency.

  • Use skills and knowledge from the oil and gas industry to become world leaders in new technologies

  • Shape all climate change policies in order to fulfill existing commitments to international climate change efforts

  • Submit a revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement that reflects Canada’s fair share of emissions reductions (60% reduction below 2005 by 2030) in meeting the 1.5°C warming target

  • Ramp up climate finance to $USD 4 billion per year to support climate mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damage in developing countries

  • Participate actively in future international efforts, positioning Canada as a leader on global climate change initiatives

  • Invest in green infrastructure in developing countries to offset energy poverty

  • Ban the export of thermal coal from Canada.

  • Establish a high-level Office of Environmental Justice at Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Create an independent, scientific, non-partisan, diverse Climate Council to advise the government

  • Provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces.

  • Mobilize Canada’s fair share of international climate finance, calculated at approximately $1.84 billion per year to 2025,1 and lead negotiations towards the achievement of a post-2025 international climate finance target.


  • Withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

  • Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.

  • Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to.

  • Abolish subsidies for green technology and let private players develop profitable and efficient alternatives.

  • Invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change.

  • Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.