OTTAWA – The Liberal government has tabled their new Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act in the House of Commons, finally coming through on their often cited election promise to do something about Canada’s emissions at some point in the future assuming they are kept in power up to that point.
“Starting in 2030, this government will begin to take steps to make targets that we will attempt to meet,” Trudeau said when announcing Bill C-12. “And if the Liberals are no longer in power at that point, well, there’s no guarantee the next government will stick to our ambitious plan to plan to lower this country’s emissions starting in ten years or maybe sometime after that.”
“We know Canadians are tired of watching successive federal governments set hard goals for lowering emissions then break them, so we think the best way for this government to deal with the issue of climate change is to stop making hard goals and take a softer approach,” Trudeau said. “You can’t miss a target you never set.”
Since climate change experts contend that human society has only a decade to make systemic changes to keep the planet from warming more than 2 degrees, environmentalists who have examined Bill C-12 say it would be “too little too late” if it actually promised too little, but since there are no real targets in the bill other than net-zero emissions by 2050 and no plans for achieving that very far away target, it’s technically best described as “unknown quantity too late.”
“For too long Canadian politicians have kicked the climate change can down the road to future governments, and that shirking of responsibility is at an end if Canadians just agree to keep us in power so we can continue to kick that can down the road to ourselves,” Trudeau concluded.
The environment was unable to be reached for comment because it is currently in the middle of a spiralling crisis that will only get catastrophically worse.