The paper outlines nine questions that we can raise directly with our own Members of Parliament. Each question is focused on a key element of the Liberal Government’s recently announced “Net-Zero emissions by 2050” climate policy. These questions identify an underlying contradiction between Canada’s declared “more ambitious” climate goals and Canada’s plans to continue to expand oil production to 2045.
These questions call for Liberal MPs to disclose to their constituents information on crucial points that have not been answered in any of the announcements and reports released by the Federal Government since it declared its new “net-zero by 2050” on November19, 2020. The same questions can be raised with NDP Members of Parliament, and with other opposition members, asking them to challenge the Liberal Government in Parliament and demand answers on these fundamental issues:
Click the yellow button to get our outline of the nine questions (opens as a PDF in your browser).
Our questions call for absolute candour by our Members of Parliament in their communication with the public. Constituents are the foundation of our Parliamentary democracy. If constituents cannot play an informed part in political decision making on climate policy, there is no democracy.
If you’re looking for our previous edition of this discussion paper with eight questions, it can be found here.