Election Countdown: Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on the Environment
DH Vancouver StaffOct 14, 2015 8:52 am
In the second instalment of our Election Countdown series, we break down Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau’s main policies on the environment. From lowering green house gasses emissions to pipelines, the party leaders are making a lot of promises.
Here are some key points from the Conservative, NDP and Liberal platforms on the environment:
Image: Stephen Harper / Facebook
Stephen Harper and the Conservatives promise to:
Attend the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris
Reduce carbon emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030
Establish the Southern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation area between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia
Protect the sponge reefs off the coast of B.C.
Work with the Pacific Salmon Foundation to restore estuaries in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island
Complete the creation of Thaidene Nene National Park in Northwest Territories
Create a Wildlife Conservation and Enhancement Program to improve the habitat for species harvested by hunters
Preserve the lower Harrison River and its tributaries as a salmon “stronghold” by creating a salmon spawning habitat
Support the Enbridge Northern Gateway, TransCanada Energy East, and KeyStone XL Pipelines