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Pan-Canadian framework on climate change: an opportunity for a race to the top

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The first ministers’ meeting should signal the start of this race to the top, a clean and honest race, with the provinces paving the way for innovative climate policies and the federal government bringing stragglers into the race by using its jurisdictional and spending powers to deploy those policies nationally. It is time that we all flex our imagination and clean energy muscles and not allow a few laggards to slow us down

Montréal Dec. 5, 2016 - On the eve of the first ministers’ meeting to deliver the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, we take stock of encouraging recent progress in climate policies, and wish to point out that climate policy has the potential to become a model for the Canadian federation.

Let’s face it. Tackling climate change is hard and can be daunting...

Read the full letter by Annie Bérubé and Steven Guilbeault