MP Zimmer Comments on the Conservative Plan to Protect the Environment

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, today announced how a Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Andrew Scheer, will work to protect our environment.

“This environment plan provides a balanced approach to reducing global emissions and conserving and protecting our air, land, water and wildlife while also leaving more money in the pockets of Canadians to help them get ahead,” said Mr. Zimmer.

Conservatives have a proud legacy of protecting Canada’s natural environment while strengthening our economy at the same time. It was a Conservative government who laid the groundwork for Canada’s national parks system and a Conservative government negotiated the Canada-United States acid rain treaty. Conservatives have a strong record of delivering for the environment and will continue to do so.

The next phase in that legacy was announced on June 19th by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment is built on three key principles:

1. Green technology, not taxes: Investing in green technology is the best way to lower our emissions without imposing new taxes on Canadians.

2. A cleaner and greener natural environment: We will work with farmers, hunters and anglers, Indigenous peoples, provinces, and territories to protect our air, land, water and wildlife.

3. Taking the climate change fight global: The current international approach to climate change forces countries to self-impose domestic emissions reductions targets. But emissions do not recognize borders. It’s a global problem that requires a global solution and Canada has a leadership role to play.

“As an advocate for hunters and anglers, I am also pleased to see that our input into conservation was included in this plan,” said Mr. Zimmer.

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