His reasoning is rather simple. You could even say it’s ridiculously simple because two reasons were offered in total. For starters, Transport Canada intends to cut pollution from all sectors of the economy, although most greenhouse emissions come courtesy of a sector that’s not related to transportation. I’m referring to oil and gas, which contributes to 10 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product. Transportation, meanwhile, is the second biggest generator of greenhouse emissions in Canada.
The second reason is a prosperous net-zero emissions economy by 2050, which is downright laughable given that we’re 29 years away from 2050 and Canadian lawmakers still have a lot to do to make that goal attainable.
“Only bold climate policies lead to bold results,” said Alghabra. “Through measures aimed at accelerating the transition to zero-emission vehicles sales, we’ll continue building a cleaner and more resilient economy, while also creating good jobs and opportunities for all Canadians. We will also continue to support the automotive sector, including through an investment to accelerate the industrial transition thanks to the Net Zero Accelerator.”
That’s right - by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks that are sold must be zero-emission. That’s how we’ll build a cleaner, stronger economy that both creates good jobs and cuts down pollution. For more on this announcement, click here: https://t.co/dtmaB9xOQi https://t.co/myBegic2Za— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 29, 2021