The young Caquistes gathered this weekend in virtual congress asked the government to commit to making Quebec a carbon neutral province by 2050, an “ambitious” challenge, considers Premier François Legault.
“Before I make any promises, I want to be sure it's possible to get there. […] I'm not saying no, ”retorted the CAQ leader, who from his home, exchanged with his young activists by videoconference.
The chairman of the Coalition Avenir Québec's Succession Commission, Keven Brasseur, underlined that several states such as Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom have already committed to achieving the goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“The economic recovery is a chance to work harder to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction targets and avoid bequeathing an ecological debt to the Quebec of tomorrow,” said Mr. Brasseur.
The young Caquists would like the Legault government to take the necessary steps to achieve this target before the 26th annual UN climate conference (COP26), which was to take place from November 9 to 20, 2020, but which was postponed to 2021. due to the pandemic.
Like the liberals
The young Caquists are joining the Liberals, who on the sidelines of Greta Thunberg's visit to Montreal a year ago, had committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a formal promise, as did Dominique Anglade, who was then campaigning for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).
Last February, three months before her coronation as the PLQ chiefdom, Ms. Anglade announced that this commitment would be the subject of the first bill tabled by her government, should she win power in the next election.