WE ALL NEED TO ACT ON THIS BEFORE MARCH 16TH
The government of Canada has released Draft Zero Emission Vehicle Regulations (“Draft ZEV Regs”). If these draft regulations are made into law, they will create sales quotas for ZEVs. Each year a certain, and increasing, percentage of all the cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks (collectively called “light duty vehicles”) that each automaker in Canada sells would have to be ZEVs.
It is very important that you, and many other people like you, take a bit of time to learn about the Draft ZEV Regs and provide your comments on them, because most of the automakers have opposed, and continue to oppose, the Draft ZEV Regs. They would like to see ZEV sales quotas eliminated entirely. If they cannot achieve that, they want to delay them and water down their effectiveness.
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WHO WE ARE
Climate Messengers Canada was formed after a small group of us came together to fight for major changes to Bill C-12, which is now the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. During the process, we realized that we were a great team and that this was just the beginning of our work together in climate action!
Our agile team’s unique mix of diverse skills and experience includes:
~ policy and program analysis
~ communications and technology
~ audio and video production
~ social media engagement
By 29 March of this year, the Environment Minister must establish Canada’s plan to achieve our 2030 Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction target. Before that, he must hold public consultations about what should be in the plan. Those public consultations are occurring between now and 14 January 2022, and they are focused on hearing from regular Canadian citizens like you and us.
Climate Messengers Canada has created a toolkit to assist individuals and other climate organizations to make their own submissions and be heard!
Tackling the climate emergency is a key issue in this federal election. Understanding each party’s climate change platforms is critical as Canadians head to the polls to determine who will lead us through the climate crisis.
You have the power to vote for strong climate action!
The proposed Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12) is supposed to make the federal government accountable for reaching our greenhouse-gas-reduction targets. This is crucial: Canada has never come close to meeting its targets, while the rest of the G7 countries’ emissions are falling. However, as Bill C-12 stands now, it is woefully weak. The number and degree of its flaws cripple the bill’s ability to hold government accountable. At this point, what we have is the Unaccountability Act.