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Trudeau says a Liberal government would put a price on carbon pollution

Last Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 2:03 pm PST

(Anita Bathe, News1130 photo)
Summary

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveils his environmental platform

He says he will work with the provinces to put a price on carbon pollution if he becomes Canada's next prime minister.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled his environmental platform, saying he will work with the provinces to put a price on carbon pollution if he becomes Canada’s next prime minister.

He told media in Vancouver that within 90 days of taking office, his government would map out a plan to reduce the country’s collective carbon footprint.

Trudeau says he would invite all of Canada’s premiers to join him at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of this year.

He says a Liberal government would cancel admission fees at national parks in 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Trudeau also promises to strengthen the environmental review process, which he says has been gutted by the Conservative government. He says the Liberals would increase the amount of protected marine and coastal areas to five per cent by 2017, and 10 per cent by 2020.