Sierra Club Statement on Canadian Election

Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–October 20, 2015.  Yesterday, Canada’s Liberal Party defeated the Conservative Party in a resounding victory. As a result, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has held the position since 2006, will be replaced by the Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau.

This is the first time in 15 years that the Liberal Party has held a majority in Canada.

In response, Sierra Club’s Director of the Stop Dirty Fuels campaign, Lena Moffitt released the following statement:

“Justin Trudeau’s victory shows that the Canadian people are no longer willing to rely on 19th century energy ideas to fuel their economy. Canada can now move on from short-sighted economic policies, failed commitments on climate change, and a weak climate promise that lags behind the rest of the world and re-engage with the world on building a clean energy future.”


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