Trudeau takes second shot at Harper in less than a week during Quebec campaign stop

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Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau has once again evoked memories of former prime minister Stephen Harper while on the campaign trail. […] “Today’s economy, tomorrow’s economy needs us to fight climate change. Canada lost 10 years under the Conservative Party who wants to go back to the old Harper years objectives and goals. Some young people who are voting for the first time and who just do not remember the Harper era. Well, since 2015 we have been working hard to catch up but we cannot waste any minutes especially over the next four years,” said Trudeau. According to Environment Canada data, greenhouse gas emissions actually fell while Harper was prime minister. Between 2006 and 2015, emissions decreased from 730 million tonnes to 723 million tonnes. In comparison, prior Liberal governments saw a rise in greenhouse gas emissions between 1993 to 2006. Despite Trudeau’s insistence that the Liberals have battled climate change, data shows that between 2017 and 2018, Canada saw one of the biggest increases in greenhouse gas emissions since 2014. In fact, over that period, emissions actually grew from 716 million tonnes to 723 million tonnes.

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