The Pan-Canadian Framework was put in place by our federal Liberal government during our first term, in the 42nd session of Parliament, to tackle the serious threat of climate change that is facing our planet.
In 2016, the federal government and 11 provincial/territorial premiers signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change & Clean Growth. The plan have 50 climate actions that, in total, commit $63 billion to fighting climate change and investing in a sustainable future.
One of the main pillars of the plan is the minimum price on carbon, as well as lays out a series of steps the governments will take to achieve a 30% reduction in the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and embrace the opportunities of a low-carbon economy.
In the 2019 federal election, the Liberal party committed to going even further, reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with emissions reduction targets set at 5-year intervals that are legislated into law.