Trudeau accuses Harper government of GHG emissions during a national French interview


During a French television interview with CBC / Radio Canada’s leader on August 29, liberal leader Justin Trudeau accused the former conservative government of Canada’s greenhouse emissions.

Trudeau accused former Prime Minister Stephen Harper of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-45% when asked about climate policy, including why greenhouse gas emissions have increased in recent years under party rule. Stated the party’s new goal of doing. The 2005 level up to 2030 works.

Radio Canada’s live program allocates about 30 minutes each to Trudeau and Conservative leader Erin Outur, followed by Bloc Québécois leader Eve Francois Blanche, NDP leader Jagmate Singh and Green Party. We interviewed the leader, Anamy Paul.

When it was his turn, Outur defended his party’s current policy on climate change.

“I’m a new leader in a new approach,” said Autour when asked about speculation about the liberal “climate blockade” program raised by Conservative candidate Cheryl Gallant.

“We have a price for carbon. It’s certainly a change for our party, but it’s very important that our plans achieve our goals,” he said. He added that he is serious about climate change as a leader.

The Conservatives have asked Galant, a longtime member of the Conservatives, to remove the YouTube video on the issue and either fully support the party’s platform or expel him as a Conservative candidate. Global news report.

Trudeau was also asked during an interview about the surge in government bonds and whether it would leave a significant burden on future generations of Canada. He replied, “We borrowed so that people didn’t have to.”

He was also asked about Mary Simon’s appointment as Governor-General of Canada and her lack of French proficiency. Trudeau said he understood that Simon’s appointment was disappointing to many Francophones, but needed it as a symbol of reconciliation with the indigenous community.

“Number. That wasn’t a mistake,” he said. “I’ve been thinking about that choice for a long time. I knew it wouldn’t be easy.

The leader will return to Montreal for their first confrontation in a French debate on September 2nd on the Quebec TVA network. Greens leader Anamy Paul and People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier have not been invited to the TVA debate.

The Federal Leaders Debate Committee has scheduled an official French debate on September 8th at 8pm EDT and an English debate on the following day at 9pm EDT.

Andrew Chen

Andrew is a Toronto-based reporter.