Prime Minister speaks at Globe 2016 Conference

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada must work toward a low carbon economy, while at the same time conceding there’s still room for pipelines in a greener world.Speaking at a moderated sit down at the Globe 2016 conference in Vancouver, Trudeau said those who would choose between pipelines and wind turbines are mistaken — because he believes both are needed for a strong economy.He claimed he does not take exception to Premier’s like Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, who is not a carbon tax fan or a fan of those who would challenge and/or block the Energy East pipeline.- Advertisement -He also applauded Premiers of all political stripes for working together to reduce reliance on coal and bring in carbon pricing, noting the environment should not be a partisan issue.Asked why his government isn’t rejecting Energy East out of hand, Trudeau said Canada is transitioning off of fossil fuels but a key responsibility for government is still to get this country’s resources to market.During his speech, Trudeau announced $75 million to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to help local government’s respond to climate challenges, and another 50-million dollars to improve Canada’s building and infrastructure codes.Advertisement He acknowledged there’s some hard work ahead to get all the provinces on the same page where it concerns energy projects and battling climate change, but he also said he’s anticipating positive news when the global clean technology meetings end.last_img

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