Heating Up, Backing Down

Evaluating recent climate policy progress in Canada
June 13, 2019
1.11 MB48 pages

This report assesses the climate policy progress of Canadian governments over the past two years with respect to long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions. The report identifies growing threats to climate policy progress in Canada and concludes that positive progress in provinces like British Columbia and Quebec over the past few years is outweighed by backsliding in other provinces. The new governments in Alberta and Ontario—Canada’s two biggest carbon polluters—have reversed the climate policies of previous governments, which puts Canada’s already-unlikely national targets even further at risk.

This study was co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change research program (ACW).