Climate Change and the Canadian Energy Sector

Implications for Labour and Trade Unions
October 25, 2011
2.03 MB80 pages

This study argues that we need a fundamental rethinking of where Canada is going in its energy policy. The country needs a comprehensive strategy that would base its priorities on the urgent need to address global warming. The strategy should include a much stronger government role in shaping Canada’s energy future. It should also include a larger role for industrial policy and a comprehensive training and employment program. Trade unions, as well as environmentalists and civil society have much to contribute. They need to be included in the development of a more environmentally responsible approach to addressing climate change, one that does not rely simply on furthering the individual market-based decisions of the corporate sector.