B.C.’s NDP leader defends Trudeau’s response to climate change crisis
B.J. Horgan is defending Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments on climate change during a recent visit to the province.
In a news conference in Vancouver on Monday, Trudeau was asked about Horgan’s suggestion that Canada’s carbon pricing system should be changed to allow carbon offsets to be used as an alternative to fossil fuel subsidies.
“That’s what the NDP has said and I think we have a lot of respect for the NDP, which has been in opposition to fossil fuels and against subsidies for carbon,” Trudeau said, before adding that Canada would need to be able to “take action.”
“I think it’s pretty clear to anybody that you’re talking about carbon trading, you’re taking money out of the pockets of middle class Canadians and middle class families and people who are paying their fair share,” Trudeau continued.
On Tuesday, Horgan criticized Trudeau for not going further to explicitly acknowledge the need to “make the transition” to a low-carbon economy.””
And that’s something that we’re going to have to work on in the coming months.”
On Tuesday, Horgan criticized Trudeau for not going further to explicitly acknowledge the need to “make the transition” to a low-carbon economy.
“We’ve got a lot more work to do,” Horgan said in an interview with CBC News.
“We have a whole lot of work to be done on climate.
It’s not just a question of carbon.
But he doesn’t go as far as he should on that as a matter of policy.”””
I think the prime minister is right to say, as the prime Minister said last week, that Canada is going to be a leader in addressing climate change.
But he doesn’t go as far as he should on that as a matter of policy.””
He says he wants to build a carbon tax, which I think he’s not going to do.
But that’s a policy that’s going to go forward and we need to do something about it,” Horghans response to Trudeau’s climate comment.