Both Municipal Council and the Region have not sufficiently
considered alternatives to incineration. Clarington was, and should
remain an unwilling host.
NDP launches 5-point
years of Liberal inaction on the environment, Conservatives said
they had a “real” plan — but that’s turning out to be hot air. Only
the NDP has tabled a plan to secure our air, land and water for
Conservatives have already axed conservation programs, they’ve
protected the Liberals’ subsidies for polluting oil companies, and
they’re running away from Canada’s climate change commitments.
The NDP has a
realistic plan to conserve energy, cut dirty emissions, attract
green investment and create jobs. It’s our 5-point Green Agenda for
Greener Homes —
Cutting emissions and cutting home energy bills
by making Canadian homes the most energy-efficient on the planet.
Greener Communities —
Supporting local governments, businesses and
agencies to expand local renewable energies and retrofit
infrastructure for efficiency.
Greener Transportation —
Cutting dirty emissions through mandatory
fuel efficiency standards, a green car strategy and investment in
— Phasing out subsidies for dirty energy and impelling industry to
assume its fair share of responsibility for cutting greenhouse gas
Greener Canada & World
— Enacting 11 proposals to green up government itself while working
with international partners to secure our common future.
for a greener planet
Canadians want to ensure that our kids will grow
up with air they can breathe.
Shifting to more sustainable transportation
is one practical place to start. The NDP’s Greener Transportation
Strategy would conserve energy, cut dirty emissions, attract
green investment and create jobs. Its components include:
Investing in the production of
green cars, keeping Canada’s auto industry viable as world demand
for cleaner cars rises.
Creating a vehicle purchasing
consortium for all levels of government, expanding the green auto
market and lowering prices for consumers
Offering a substantial GST rebate
for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles.
Offering incentives encouraging
businesses to green up their transportation fleets.
Providing federal support for
zero-emission pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
Bringing in mandatory emission
standards for all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada.
Expanding support for rail
transport as a more efficient way to move freight and people.
Greener homes for a greener planet
While Stephen Harper idles, Canadians want to get
on with ensuring that our kids will have air they can breathe.
Making homes more energy-efficient is one
practical way to cut energy consumption and dirty emissions. The
NDP’s national Greener Homes Strategy would produce major
results in just seven years:
greenhouse gas emissions by 42 megatonnes.
thousands of Canadian green jobs.
home energy bills.
Components of the Greener Homes Strategy include:
EnerGuide, the modest but proven home energy
retrofit program the Conservatives axed.
a more advanced energy-efficiency program to make
Canadian homes the most efficient in the world.
the National Building Code with higher
energy-efficiency standards for new homes.
all appliances and lighting sold in Canada meet the Energy Star
Greener communities for a greener planet
Conservatives cut existing programs and patch together a
long-overdue environment plan, New Democrats continue to roll out
5-point Green Agenda for Canada includes innovative approaches to
building more environmental environmentally sustainable communities.
This Greener Communities Strategy can produce major results
in just seven years:
greenhouse gas emissions by 29.5 megatonnes.
thousands of Canadian green jobs.
energy bills for businesses, organizations and
Components of the Greener Communities Strategy
Energy retrofits —
Help businesses, hospitals, churches and schools
retrofit buildings for energy efficiency, with up-front investment
paid for 100% by energy savings.
Solar-thermal building systems
— Install 100,000 units through federal grants and loans, saving
energy costs and lowering emissions.
— Support wind, biomass, and other renewable energy sources, and
small scale cogeneration to reduce reliance upon centralized plants.
— Support community-based groups and projects that promote
conservation and green energy uses.
The Greener Communities Strategy is part of the
NDP's 5-point Green Agenda for Canada.
It’s an agenda that shows we don’t have to choose between a cleaner
environment and a better quality of life — we can achieve both. To
find out more, please visit NDP.ca.