Update on Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act

Jul 14, 2010 | Government News

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has voiced its concern in response to the introduction of Bill C-311, The Climate Change Accountability Act.

The Canadian Chamber continues to support actions to reduce the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Our main concern with Bill C-311 as it now stands, is with the commitment to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next ten years by 25% from 1990 levels (which in fact represents a reduction of approximately 40% from current figures). This commitment, which is considerably out of step with Canada’s main economic partners, would create serious harm to the Canadian economy and more importantly to Canadian workers and their families, causing economic activity and jobs to move from Canada to other countries without achieving the global emission reductions that are needed.

In part, our actions included a call to action to the network in which some of you have participated. Our initiatives have resulted in a letter from John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada, followed by additional emails from members of the Sierra Club. 

The Canadian Chamber has responded to Mr. Bennett and is also responding to the emails received from his members.

You can read John Bennett’s letter and our reply on our website by clicking here.

We encourage you to use our reply in the event that you receive correspondence regarding this matter.

Honourable | L’honorable Perrin Beatty
President and Chief Executive Officer | Président et chef de la direction
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce | La Chambre de commerce du Canada
420 – 360 rue Albert Street | Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7
Tel.: 613.238.4000
Fax: 613.238.7643
http://www.chamber.ca/ 

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