Trudeau discusses CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 with Horgan

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with BC Premier John Horgan on Monday to discuss the launch of BC’s new climate plan, the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, a week before the former heads to COP26 summit in Glasgow, UK.

Trudeau congratulated Horgan and noted that he was pleased to see similarities between Canada’s strengthened climate plan and BC’s roadmap. This includes increasing the price on pollution, reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 75 per cent by 2030, and requiring 100 per cent of light-duty cars and trucks sold to be zero-emissions by 2035.

The Prime Minister indicated that BC continues to be an important ally in the fight against climate change, as Canada works to meet its ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40-45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Trudeau also reiterated that the Government of Canada will be an important partner with the BC Government to achieve shared goals to create a stronger, more resilient country and economy.

Horgan shared the work British Columbia is doing as one of the subnational bodies attending the COP26 summit, and looked forward to the province showing leadership on the global stage in Glasgow.

The Prime Minister also raised the importance of continuing to work with BC to prepare for future wildfire seasons and to rebuild the Village of Lytton. They also discussed other shared priorities, including health care, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.