Medicare approach to climate change

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Over the past nine years, Canada’s international reputation has been damaged and the Keystone XL pipeline has been stalled, because our federal government has failed to deliver a sensible, credible approach to the environment and the economy.

Over the past nine years, Canada’s international reputation has been damaged and the Keystone XL pipeline has been stalled, because our federal government has failed to deliver a sensible, credible approach to the environment and the economy.
Many provinces and territorial governments have begun their own initiatives because they know that climate change is real and that our children’s future requires us to reduce carbon emissions. British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and, soon, Ontario—jurisdictions that represent over 85% of the economy—have all committed, in different ways, to a price on carbon.
History has shown that Canada works best when all orders of government work together to forge solutions to complex problems. Through provincial experimentation and federal leadership, Medicare was forged and now provides one common
standard of public healthcare for every Canadian across the entire country. That’s the approach we need to take to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
As it stands, the Prime Minister has committed Canada to targets, but we’re not
collectively on track to meet them, not even close. And no wonder, since the Prime Minister refuses to meet with the Premiers to coordinate climate policies—or anything else for that matter.
John McKay, MP
Liberal Party of Canada