Friday, October 07, 2016

Canada Ratifies Paris Climate Change Deal in Boost for Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 21, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie) Click to Enlarge.
Canada's Parliament on Wednesday ratified the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions, bolstering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid to tackle climate change after a decade of inaction by the previous government.

Legislators voted 207-81 to formally back the deal, which is designed to encourage a move away from fossil fuels.  Trudeau's Liberals hold a majority of seats in the House of Commons and the result was never in doubt.

The Liberals took over last November from the right-wing Conservatives, who during their time in power withdrew Canada from the earlier Kyoto climate change accord on the grounds it would harm the economy, and opposed any form of carbon pricing.

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