Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in BC for most of this week and began his visit this morning by speaking to an environmental conference in Vancouver.
Trudeau delivered a keynote address at the Globe 2022 conference, discussing Canada’s new climate plan which calls for reducing oil and gas emissions to net zero within the next 30 years, and it allocates three billion dollars to fuel the move to electric vehicles.
He says it is achievable because it goes sector-by-sector, cutting emissions and creating opportunity across the country and the economy.
Trudeau told the conference that 20 per cent of all new personal vehicles sold in Canada will be zero emission by 2026, climbing to 60 per cent by 2030 and he says every personal vehicle sold in this country will be zero emission by 2035.
Trudeau is also meeting with Premier John Horgan today and then heads to the Interior tomorrow for a meeting with the Williams Lake First Nation as members there deal with the discovery of possible human remains at a former Indian residential school. (The Canadian Press)