• The need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a priority in Canada and around the world. 

 

  • We need collaboration amongst all levels of government to meet GHG reduction targets. 

 

  • Unless we forge federal-provincial-municipal alignment on climate action, we are going to continue to be hampered in making progress.

 

  • The Conservative plan to advance climate action is based in science, developed and implemented in consultation with provinces, business, industry, labour and the Canadian public.

 

  • Plans and policies should be clear and cost-effective: how will the plan deliver greenhouse gas reductions, at what cost, to whom? Are there alternatives to delivering the same or greater reductions, at what cost, and to whom?

 

  • We need short and long-term action plans, measurable milestones, audits and regular public reporting on progress in achieving emissions reductions including accountability in Parliament.

  • Ending the dumping of raw sewage into Canada’s waterways and expanding terrestrial and marine protected areas for wildlife habitat should be key components in a renewed conservation focus for Canada’s land, freshwater and oceans.

  • Strengthening municipal green infrastructure, protecting green spaces, expanding the urban tree population and canopy cover are priorities in Ottawa Centre, especially as municipal zoning adds densification to neighbourhoods.