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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau's absurd blame game on greenhouse gas emissions
Author of the article:Lorrie Goldstein
Publishing date:May 01, 2021 • 19 hours ago • 3 minute read • 44 Comments
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Feb. 24, 2021.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Feb. 24, 2021. PHOTO BY BLAIR GABLE /REUTERS
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Bloomberg News last week that Stephen Harper and Donald Trump are responsible for him failing to meet his targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

That’s absurd.


In fact, the PM mainly responsible for Trudeau’s failure to meet his own reduction targets was his Liberal predecessor, Jean Chretien.

In the 1993 election, which Chretien won, he set a target (previously Brian Mulroney’s) of reducing Canada’s emissions to 20% below 1988 levels by 2005, or to 470 million tonnes (Mt).

In 2005, after 12 years under Chretien, Canada’s emissions were 739 Mt, missing his 1993 target by 269 Mt or by 57%.

Chretien’s second failure to reach his own target began in 1998, when he signed the United Nations’ Kyoto accord to reduce Canada’s emissions to an average of 6% below 1990 levels from 2008-2012, to 566 Mt.

Chretien knew Canada wasn’t ready to reach that target, confirmed by Chretien aide Eddie Goldenberg in 2007, after the Liberals lost power to the Harper Conservatives in 2006.

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Predictably, when Harper defeated the Liberals in 2006, by then led by Paul Martin, Canada’s emissions were 730 Mt, 164 Mt or 29% higher than Chretien’s Kyoto target of 566 Mt.

Harper actually improved on Chretien’s performance, despite announcing Canada’s withdrawal from Kyoto in 2011.

In 2012 — the last year of the Kyoto accord, after six years of Harper government — Canada’s emissions were 717 Mt, 13 Mt lower than the 730 Mt Harper and the Conservatives inherited from the Chretien/Martin Liberals in 2006.

When Trudeau defeated Harper in 2015, Canada’s emissions were 723 Mt, 7 Mt lower than the 730 Mt Harper inherited from the Liberals in 2006.

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By contrast, after four years of the Trudeau government from 2015-2019, the last year for which government data are available, Canada’s emissions were 730 Mt — 7 Mt higher than when Harper left office in 2015, and the same as Canada’s emissions under the Chretien/Martin Liberals when they lost power in 2006.

During his time in office, Harper set two new emission reduction targets — 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, later adopted by Trudeau.

When Harper left office in 2015, Canada’s emissions were 18% higher than his 2020 target and 40% higher than his 2030 target.

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As of 2019, after four years of Trudeau’s government, Canada’s emissions were 19% higher than his 2020 target, and 41% higher than his 2030 target.

Whatever’s holding back Trudeau’s ability to reach his climate targets isn’t Harper, including Trudeau’s latest target of reducing emissions at least 40% below 2005 levels by 2030.


As for blaming Trump, Canada and the U.S. had the same emission target for 2020 — 17% below 2005 levels.

The U.S. — which has never had a national carbon tax/price like Trudeau’s — met that target, despite Trump, again unlike Trudeau, withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate accord.

The basis for Trudeau’s claim that Trump led to him failing to meet his own emission targets is unclear.

One final point. Emission levels often result from things that have nothing to do with federal policies, such as the 2008 global recession and Ontario’s elimination of coal-fired electricity from 2003-2014.

Those things reduced Harper’s numbers.

Remember that next year when Canada’s emissions for 2020 will be reported and Trudeau claims credit for lowering them compared to 2019, which will actually be the result of the 2020 COVID-19 global recession.

lgoldstein@postmedia.com
 

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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau's absurd blame game on greenhouse gas emissions
Author of the article:Lorrie Goldstein
Publishing date:May 01, 2021 • 19 hours ago • 3 minute read • 44 Comments
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Feb. 24, 2021.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Feb. 24, 2021. PHOTO BY BLAIR GABLE /REUTERS
Article content
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Bloomberg News last week that Stephen Harper and Donald Trump are responsible for him failing to meet his targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

That’s absurd.


In fact, the PM mainly responsible for Trudeau’s failure to meet his own reduction targets was his Liberal predecessor, Jean Chretien.

In the 1993 election, which Chretien won, he set a target (previously Brian Mulroney’s) of reducing Canada’s emissions to 20% below 1988 levels by 2005, or to 470 million tonnes (Mt).

In 2005, after 12 years under Chretien, Canada’s emissions were 739 Mt, missing his 1993 target by 269 Mt or by 57%.

Chretien’s second failure to reach his own target began in 1998, when he signed the United Nations’ Kyoto accord to reduce Canada’s emissions to an average of 6% below 1990 levels from 2008-2012, to 566 Mt.

Chretien knew Canada wasn’t ready to reach that target, confirmed by Chretien aide Eddie Goldenberg in 2007, after the Liberals lost power to the Harper Conservatives in 2006.

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Predictably, when Harper defeated the Liberals in 2006, by then led by Paul Martin, Canada’s emissions were 730 Mt, 164 Mt or 29% higher than Chretien’s Kyoto target of 566 Mt.

Harper actually improved on Chretien’s performance, despite announcing Canada’s withdrawal from Kyoto in 2011.

In 2012 — the last year of the Kyoto accord, after six years of Harper government — Canada’s emissions were 717 Mt, 13 Mt lower than the 730 Mt Harper and the Conservatives inherited from the Chretien/Martin Liberals in 2006.

When Trudeau defeated Harper in 2015, Canada’s emissions were 723 Mt, 7 Mt lower than the 730 Mt Harper inherited from the Liberals in 2006.

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By contrast, after four years of the Trudeau government from 2015-2019, the last year for which government data are available, Canada’s emissions were 730 Mt — 7 Mt higher than when Harper left office in 2015, and the same as Canada’s emissions under the Chretien/Martin Liberals when they lost power in 2006.

During his time in office, Harper set two new emission reduction targets — 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, later adopted by Trudeau.

When Harper left office in 2015, Canada’s emissions were 18% higher than his 2020 target and 40% higher than his 2030 target.

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As of 2019, after four years of Trudeau’s government, Canada’s emissions were 19% higher than his 2020 target, and 41% higher than his 2030 target.

Whatever’s holding back Trudeau’s ability to reach his climate targets isn’t Harper, including Trudeau’s latest target of reducing emissions at least 40% below 2005 levels by 2030.


As for blaming Trump, Canada and the U.S. had the same emission target for 2020 — 17% below 2005 levels.

The U.S. — which has never had a national carbon tax/price like Trudeau’s — met that target, despite Trump, again unlike Trudeau, withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate accord.

The basis for Trudeau’s claim that Trump led to him failing to meet his own emission targets is unclear.

One final point. Emission levels often result from things that have nothing to do with federal policies, such as the 2008 global recession and Ontario’s elimination of coal-fired electricity from 2003-2014.

Those things reduced Harper’s numbers.

Remember that next year when Canada’s emissions for 2020 will be reported and Trudeau claims credit for lowering them compared to 2019, which will actually be the result of the 2020 COVID-19 global recession.

lgoldstein@postmedia.com
Isn't that what politicians do? Blame the "previous administration" when their plans fail. They simply can't believe that they are responsible for anything that goes wrong.
 

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After years of everyone telling them they are the smartest people in the room , one starts to believe them , hence the government and bureaucracy we get . No one to blame but ourselves as we keep electing the same over and over wondering why the result isn’t different.
 

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Seems like an even better idea to build two ice breakers given the melting polar ice cap. Projected to be in service by 2030 so add five or ten to that. Are they sure there will be ice to break?

First one awarded quite a while ago has not even started construction. Nice but not needed. Will end up being the better part of $100 billion.
 
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