Stephen Harper describes his plan to make Canada a leader in environmental technology as the single largest industrial initiative in Canada’s history, promising details by the end of March 2007.
Harper’s plan favours domestic investments into new technologies over the purchase of carbon credits under the Kyoto protocol.
Its necessary to have environmentally sustained growth in the long-term. And there is a tremendous opportunity for Canada, with its energy super-power status, to use that to become a leader in environmental technology.
That will not be achieved … if the other parties had their way and simply transferred money overseas as a way of saying they are dealing with greenhouse gasses.
We have a plan that would put those investments here in Canada and apply Canadian technology to the reduction of greenhouse gasses.
We think in the long term that will balance economic growth and environmental sustainability.
– Stephen Harper