O’Toole releases platform promising reduced emissions, foreign competition for airlines and telecoms

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/otoole-releases-platform-promising-reduced-emissions-foreign-competition-for-airlines-and-telecoms

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OTTAWA — Conservative leadership contender Erin O’Toole is set to release a 50-page policy platform Wednesday that includes promises to achieve net-zero emissions in the oil and gas sector, allow foreign competition for airlines and wireless telecom companies, and to impose Magnitsky Act sanctions on senior Chinese officials if Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig remain in custody. The platform, of which the National Post received an advance copy, also outlines earlier promises including to eliminate funding for CBC’s digital operations, privatize English-language CBC TV, and to invoke the notwithstanding clause to bring back mandatory minimum sentences for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and trafficking illegal guns.