OTTAWA — A new report by the David Suzuki Foundation ranking provincial and territorial climate change plans gives low marks to oil-rich Alberta and Saskatchewan, while lauding British Columbia for its recently implemented carbon tax.
The report likewise singles out Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario as “progressive provinces” for their plans to tackle carbon dioxide emissions.
The Maritime provinces and Nunavut garnered a “fair” rating for their climate-change policies, while the plans of Newfoundland, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan were deemed “poor.”
Alberta was pegged as having the worst plan to confront the country’s changing climate.
The Suzuki Foundation says most provinces are crafting their own emissions-reduction targets and policies in the absence of a strong plan from the federal government.
The report comes as Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers meet in Quebec City to toss around strategies to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.