April 12, 2015
OTTAWA —There is “no reason” for the Harper Conservatives and NDP to not get in line with the Liberal plan to reduce overall carbon emissions by allowing provinces to design their own policies to meet them, said former Quebec premier Jean Charest.
Earlier this year, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said that should he become prime minister, his priorities would include sitting down with the provinces to set national environmental goals. Although the goal would be national, it would remain up to the provinces to decide how to achieve them.
“I think that’s good. I think there’s no reason the Harper government and NDP should not be in the same place,” Jean Charest, an adviser to the Ecofiscal Commission, said in an interview on The West Block with Tom Clark. “What’s important is we get some action.”