It makes sense politically for Scheer to say he can meet the Paris climate targets with his upcoming plan, but the truth is that no country really thinks they’re going to meet the targets and any talk otherwise is just BS.
When Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives voted in favour of Justin Trudeau’s decision to support the Paris Climate Accord, I said the vote made sense from a political perspective. After all, Justin Trudeau has been salivating for the chance to attack the Conservatives on the environment, and wanted the Paris Accord as a wedge issue.
That’s still true, and it still makes some political sense for Scheer to claim that his yet to be unveiled climate plan will meet the Paris targets without a carbon tax.
And yet, at some point leaders need to move beyond immediate political expediency and just say the truth: The Paris Climate Accord is BS and a joke.
Even France – the host nation for the accord – is failing to meet the targets. The Trudeau government recently announced that they’re failing to meet the targets.
And – the few countries that claim they will meet the targets (such as China) – are allowed to keep increasing their emissions up till at least 2030 (and will certainly be increasing them long after).
The world should be paying Canada for all we do for the environment
The truth is that Canada should actually get paid by the rest of the world for all we do for the environment, particularly all the emissions absorbed by our vast forests – which makes our country carbon neutral overall.
Clearly, the Paris Climate Accord has been a virtue-signalling and bandwagon jumping exercise that unfairly restricts nations like Canada.
Canada will always have to heat up a modern economy in a vast and cold land expanse, so to think that we should be bound by the same policies as countries that are warmer and more condensed is foolishness.
The Paris Climate Accord is a farce, and rather than go along with that farce, Scheer should level with the Canadian people. Much can be done to reduce pollution (which is what environmental policy should be focused on), and much can be done to encourage innovation. Additionally, Scheer – and other pro Canadian-energy leaders – should be focusing attention on how Canada’s energy industry has the best environmental record on earth while fighting back against the lies of the eco-radicals.
That said, some people have been saying that Scheer’s environmental position is now the same as Trudeau’s. However, that’s not the case. Trudeau is forcing an economically destructive carbon tax on the country, while Scheer plans to scrap the carbon tax.
While Scheer (like any politician) is not at all perfect, that is still a huge policy difference, and all Canadian taxpayers and our Canadian energy industry would tangibly benefit from Scheer defeating Trudeau.
Still, some more truth would be great for our country.
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