The Liberal Critic for Agriculture and the Environment, Ms. Marie Montpetit, hopes that Minister Benoît Charrette’s participation at the COP 25 in Spain will awaken him to the urgent need to act and help him to comprehend the vastness of this climate emergency.
Ms. Montpetit, who will be taking part in this United Nations conference on climate change from December 9th to 13th, believes that it is an occasion for the Minister of Environment to finally demonstrate real political will for Quebec to continue to play its role and demonstrate the leadership qualities that Quebec has become known for over the years.
I hope that Minister Charette seizes the opportunity presented by the COP25 to reaffirm Quebec’s leadership by announcing firm commitments to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. So far, the Minister has always been in reactive mode when it comes to the environment. It is time to be proactive and take action. Fighting climate change isn’t only about making changes to structures. It requires concrete efforts. For the moment, the CAQ is not even able to convince Ontario to adhere to our carbon market. And, once again, François Legault is avoiding speaking about the environment when he meets with his counterparts from other provinces. The world is at a turning point and the CAQ government has a moral responsibility to future generations.
–Marie Montpetit, MNA representing Maurice-Richard and Official Opposition Critic for Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change