Re: “B.C. Liberals pitch ‘prosperity fund,’” Feb. 13.
“Prosperity fund” has a nice ring to it, especially when the province is in debt. But so does “clean energy.” Remember the 2007 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act? Evidently the Liberals have forgotten. The plan was for a reduction of 33 per cent in our GHG emissions by 2020.
Exactly how is that going to happen if we carry on with plans for massive expansion of natural-gas extraction?
At the same time, voices as unexpected as Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Yong Kim, new president of the World Bank, are urging action on climate change. There is no doubt that the world is at a point of crisis.
B.C. could create jobs as well as begin to deal with the provincial debt by following a clean-energy policy. As we assess the candidates in the May election, let’s ask which ones are ready to take the global climate-change crisis seriously and act quickly and decisively to get B.C. on a clean-energy path.
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