This statement makes policy recommendations as part of the federal government's public consultation process. It includes a vision of Just Transition (also published in a separate statement in Feb. 2016), and urges conversion to renewable energy sources and renewable electricity. It calls for an accelerated coal phase-out, with transition assistance for affected workers and communities.
Concluding paragraph: "Bill C-30 must set a clear framework for a national action plan to meet specified greenhouse gas reduction targets, including hard emissions caps for large final emitters and an emission trading system, a framework for new regulatory standards, establishment of mandates for funds to support a green jobs/green industrial strategy, including a Climate Change Investment Fund and funds for Just Transition. Funding for climate change programs and related tax reforms as highlighted above should be included in the 2007 Budget."