Non-partisan Platform Comparison

This is a summary of the climate and environmental action promises and platforms of the five federally represented political parties in what is currently Canada. It is updated regularly to the best of our abilities with the information available. 

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Please note that we will not be grading these platforms, or ranking the parties at this time. 

Last updated: September 20th, 2021

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Frequently asked questions

Where is "X" party?


We are summarizing the environment and climate change-related promises and platforms of the five main political parties with representation in the House of Commons. For the People’s Party of Canada, you can view their stance on climate change here.




Will financial matters, including universal basic income, be covered here?


We will be covering all of the sub-categories shown below. We will cover all financial promises related to environment & climate change. Financial support that does not involve environmental initiatives (i.e. rebates, savings accounts, public funding) will not be reflected in the chart.




When will the chart updated?


The chart will be updated once a week on Fridays.





 

EMISSIONS

Here, we outline each party's emissions target and broad commitments towards achieving them, including net-zero goals and stances on subsidies.

 

*2005 Emission Levels = 731Mt

 

Paris agreement targetsdecrease GHG emissions

by 30% below 2005 level by 2030.

GHG = Green House Gas

Mt = Megatonnes

 
 

CROSS SECTOR

Here, we outline national and international cross sector strategies, including carbon pricing, emergency preparedness, and global partnerships.

OIL & GAS

Here, we outline each party's stance on addressing oil & gas production, as well as pipelines, fracking, and more.

2019 GHG Emissions: The oil and gas sector was the largest source of GHG emissions in 2019, accounting for 26% of annual emissions in Canada

  • No explicit mention of this category within official election platform.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Here, we outline each party's stance on transportation, including public transit, government and commercial fleets, electric vehicles and more.

2019 GHG Emissions: The transport sector was the second largest source of emissions in 2019, accounted for 25% of annual emissions in Canada

 

EV = Electric Vehicle

ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle

ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle

 

IMPORT & EXPORT

Here, we outline each party's stance on imports and exports, including sustainable shipping, exporting strategies, and fossil fuel subsidies.

 

INDUSTRY & ENERGY

Here, we outline each party's stance on the energy grid, and industries such as chemical and mining.

2019 GHG Emissions: Combined, electricity and heavy industry accounted for 19% of national emissions in 2019.

 

WASTE

Here, we outline each party's goals for waste, including single-use plastics and waste reduction strategies.

 

WATER

Here, we outline each party's stances on freshwater protection strategies, water pollution, and boil-water advisories. 

 

LAND

Here, we outline each party's goals for the forestry and agriculture sectors, including specific conservation strategies. 

2019 GHG Emissions: The agriculture sector accounted for approximately 10% of national emissions in 2019.