The climate crisis is here. There is plenty of evidence of this in our own riding with erosion of our shores, more frequent forest fires , snow caps melting and other alarming signs that cannot be ignored. It has never been more urgent that we transition to a low-carbon economy.
Sadly, Canada has missed every climate target we have set. Since I was first elected to represent the people of Courtenay-Alberni in 2015, Canada has become the worst performing country on greenhouse gas emissions in the G7.
Concrete action on climate justice is a necessity. We must end fossil fuel subsidies, implement a clean energy jobs plan for workers and communities, and implement real climate action grounded in upholding Indigenous rights and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.