Jagmeet Singh takes on big polluters and protects our coasts
LADYSMITH – On the day millions of people are striking to urge the world’s political leaders to fight the climate crisis, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pledged bold new action to defend our air, land and water.
“People around the world are worried and we must not ignore this urgent call to action,” said Singh. “Justin Trudeau pretends to care about the climate when the cameras are on, but he declared a climate emergency and, 24 hours later, approved a pipeline that threatens our coast.”
New Democrats introduced the only climate plan that’s strong enough to fight the climate crisis facing Canadians, with working families at the heart of it. The NDP will defend the coast from oil spills by rejecting Justin Trudeau’s plan to increase oil tanker traffic by 700 per cent and will create a $40 million Coastal Protection Fund to defend wild salmon, remove derelict vessels, clean up the coast, and improve Coast Guard equipment and training.
“Big polluters have had a free pass for too long – it’s time for a different choice for our environment and our future,” said Singh. “I’m proud to pledge a bold plan to confront the climate crisis and defend our beautiful coasts.”
The NDP’s New Deal for People will set tough, science-based targets in-line with limiting climate warming to 1.5 degrees, backed by legislation and a Climate Accountability Office to ensure progress. The NDP’s $15 billion climate plan creates more than 300,000 good jobs across Canada while protecting our air, land, and water for future generations.