NDP chief cites ethical, authorized dedication to local weather safety throughout go to to Winnipeg
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Flanked by provincial MLAs and federal candidates in downtown Winnipeg, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh pledged to comprehensively combat climate change and electrify local public transport by 2030.
“This is a crisis of epic proportions,” Singh told a crowd at the University of Winnipeg’s Leatherdale Hall.
He greeted the youthful climate activist Greta Thunberg and her speech on Monday in which she scolded world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh meets with students Tuesday during an announcement at the University of Winnipeg. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
“She said very urgently, ‘How dare you? How dare you take no action in the face of the climate crisis? .
“You are seeing the effects of extreme weather conditions – the floods and forest fires that we see here in Manitoba.”
An NDP government, he promised, would act. It would invest $ 15 billion in a climate change plan, including electrifying public buses and building an east-west “clean energy corridor,” a power transmission line through Canada.
“We have to do it, we can’t afford it,” said Singh, who promised to end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
After Carol spent 20 years reporting on the growing diversity of people who called Manitoba home, Carol moved to the legislature in early 2020.
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