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For too long, Liberal and Conservative governments, led by people such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Stephen Harper, have failed to put forward a real plan for a low-carbon economy that both meets meaningful climate action targets and protects workers now employed in the fossil fuel sector, writes Richard Cannings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

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Time to move away from business-as-usual approach to climate, resource development policies

In recent weeks, Canadians have heard a lot about the debate around fossil fuel developments and the need for climate action. The oil and gas sector has suffered under low commodity prices for the past six years, and thousands of workers in the sector have lost their jobs. On the other hand, the general public is losing patience with the government for its lack of real action on climate change. What can the federal government do to help provide jobs for oil patch workers while reducing carbon emissions?

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