Andrew Scheer's Tories now say their climate plan will come 'well before the election' - 2019-04-03
The Conservative Party of Canada's forthcoming plan to tackle climate change will be revealed "well before the election" set for October, says its environment critic.
Still, with six months until Canadians go to the polls, Conservative MP Ed Fast won't reveal much about how Leader Andrew Scheer's party plans to bring pollution down to "near-zero" by mid-century, as Canadian scientists concluded is necessary in an unprecedented report published this week.
Canada's Changing Climate, a peer-reviewed report released April 1 that involved dozens of government and academic authors, showed that the country is heating up at double the average rate of the planet, with Northern Canada at triple the rate. The change in climate is heightening the risks of heat waves, wildfires, floods and declining freshwater availability, the report found.