Here is a newsletter Michael Ignatieff sent out today, outlining four major policies a Liberal Government would implement. They meet what is needed and are the right policies for our situation.
Here's the letter:
It’s been an eventful twenty-four hours.
Yesterday afternoon, I spoke to students at Laval University about our Liberal plan to protect the environment, fight climate change and create the high-quality clean energy jobs of tomorrow.
I announced that a Liberal government will:
fight for a binding international agreement to reduce carbon pollution, with 1990 as our base year, and firm targets based on science, to restrict global warming to within 2 degrees Celsius;
create a cap-and-trade system, with hard caps that lead to absolute reductions;
protect our air, our water, our forests, our Arctic; and,
pass a national Clean Energy Act that includes landmark investments in clean energy and renewables, and the toughest vehicle emissions standards in North America.
Also yesterday afternoon, news broke that Stephen Harper has finally agreed to follow world leaders like Barack Obama to the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
Let me tell you what I think about that.
Environmental leadership should be a consistent priority for the Prime Minister of Canada. Not a political calculation. Not a last minute reaction. Not a show.
We deserve a government that leads, not follows, on the world stage.
The Liberal Party is ready to build a cleaner, more prosperous future for Canada. And we’ve got the plan to do it.
Please take a moment to watch this short video from my speech on my Facebook page. I hope you join in the conversation, and share your ideas. I’m eager to hear from you.
If you’re not on Facebook, you can watch the clip here.
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