by Western Standard
November 8, 2021
A law to protect Canadians who lose their jobs due to climate change is set to be introduced shortly, says Blacklock’s Reporter.
“We intend to bring forward legislation in the near term as part of a comprehensive approach,” Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson told reporters.
The bill “will be coming forward in the next couple of months,” he said.
“From my perspective, it essentially means two things,” said Wilkinson.
“It means diversifying regional economies to ensure there are jobs there to replace jobs that may be impacted through the course of the energy transition, and it means supporting workers and communities with respect to skills and other support as we transition in that direction.”
The plan must be “both detailed and concrete,” said Wilkinson.
“Countries need to transition from simple ambition to ensuring they actually have a detailed pathway through which they plan to achieve the targets they have set.”