Cli­mate Change – NDP slams Lib­eral and Con­ser­va­tive in­ac­tion

Trudeau’s and Harper’s troops vote against NDP mo­tion on cli­mate change

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When it comes to tak­ing con­crete ac­tion to fight cli­mate change, the Con­ser­va­tives and Lib­er­als are shirk­ing their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, said New Demo­crat MP Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead).

Both Stephen Harper’s and Justin Trudeau’s troops voted against an NDP mo­tion to rec­og­nize the need to act quickly to re­duce our green­house gas emis­sions and adapt to their im­pacts.

“It’s dis­heart­en­ing to see the old par­ties con­tinue to ig­nore the warn­ings of the in­ter­na­tional sci­en­tific com­mu­nity,” said MP Rousseau. “Only the NDP un­der­stands the ur­gency of the sit­u­a­tion and need for ac­tion.”

New Democrats are con­cerned that the Con­ser­va­tives and Lib­er­als re­fused to rec­og­nize that a two de­gree rise in global tem­per­a­ture will have se­ri­ous reper­cus­sions. The lack of con­crete mea­sures in the fight against cli­mate change from suc­ces­sive Con­ser­va­tive and Lib­eral gov­ern­ments is ir­re­spon­si­ble.

“Ac­cord­ing to the UN, the sit­u­a­tion is alarm­ing be­cause the con­cen­tra­tion of green­house gas in the at­mos­phere will ex­ceed the crit­i­cal thresh­old in May,” said NDP deputy En­vi­ron­ment critic, Anne Minh-Thu Quach. “This sit­u­a­tion pushes us to­wards ir­re­versible cli­mate change, but the Con­ser­va­tives and Lib­er­als pre­fer to sit back and do­ing noth­ing.”

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