0619 - The Conservative party’s plan for the environment is just what the country needs, says John Hirst, the party's candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment is a balanced approach to reduce emissions, conserve
and protect our air, land, water and wildlife, and fight climate change abroad. It’s built on three key principles, Hirst said.
Hirst said green technology, not taxes are the answer. Investing in green technology is the best way to lower emissions
without imposing new taxes.
A cleaner and greener natural environment will engage farmers, hunters and anglers, Indigenous people, provinces, and territories to protect our air, land, water and wildlife.
On taking the climate fight
global, Hirst said, the international approach to climate change forces countries to self-impose domestic emissions reductions targets. But emissions do not recognize borders. It’s a global problem that requires a global solution and Canada has a leadership
role to play, the plan says.