Despite the Trudeau government’s grandstanding on fighting climate change, the federal environment commissioner’s latest findings reveal Canada has the worst climate record out of all G7 nations.

As reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, Commissioner Jerry DeMarco’s findings were revealed in a series of audit reports on the federal government’s climate change plans.

“Canada was once a leader in the fight against climate change. However after a series of missed opportunities it has become the worst performer of all G7 nations,” said Commissioner DeMarco. 

“All too often Canada’s environmental commitments are not met with the actions needed.”

According to one of the reports, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to climb even after 2018 when the Liberal government passed the federal carbon tax. That very year, emissions grew by 15,000,000 tonnes and by one million tonnes in 2019. 

“Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions have thus far not been on a downward trajectory,” the Emissions Reduction Fund report claimed. 

“In fact, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 21% between 1990 and 2019.”

Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a cadre of his cabinet and public servants attended the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. As exclusively reported by True North, Canada sent the most delegates to COP26 out of every other G7 nation including the host-state the UK. 

According to the United Nations, Canada sent 276 delegates to COP26 including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself, numerous federal ministers, several provincial premiers and dozens of federal staff and media.

While at the summit, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to cap emissions on Canada’s oil and gas sector with the goal of reaching net zero by 2050. 

“There is a need for the federal government to achieve real outcomes on environmental protection and sustainable development, not just words on paper or unfulfilled promises,” said Commissioner DeMarco. 

“All too often Canada’s environmental commitments are not met with the actions needed.”

The commissioners report also found that the $675 million Emissions Reduction Fund introduced by the Liberals last year was mismanaged and did very little to lower emissions. 

“We found that when designing the onshore program, Natural Resources Canada did not apply greenhouse gas accounting principles or the concept of additionality,” the report claimed. 

“That is, emission reductions attributed to the program should be in addition to what would have happened without it. As a result more than half of the total reductions targeted by the program had already been accounted for.”

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