This is an excerpt of an article originally printed in the Calgary Herald.
Carr said there is no conflict between the pipelines coming onstream and Canada’s commitments under the Paris accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“I would remind Canadians of the importance of protecting the environment while creating jobs in the energy sector and these are the twin pillars of the objectives of our policy and have been all along,” said the Winnipeg MP.
On the climate file, the Trudeau government has mandated carbon pricing by the provinces and an accelerated phase-out of coal-fired power.
Trudeau will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon. In the evening, he and Calgary minister Kent Hehr will hold a town hall at the University of Calgary.