Invest in the Green Economy
The green economy means good, stable jobs, and many Canadian industries are already there. From ecotourism to renewable energy or fisheries to fine wines, green infrastructure, Green jobs grow our middle class and strengthen our global competitiveness.
Yet, the Liberals and Conservatives are pitting our environment against our economy. They insist we bind our future to extractive industries, which not only deplete our natural resources but put us at the mercy of unstable global market booms and busts. Fossil fuels are risky and costly to extract, transport and subsidize, and Canadian workers deserve better options.
It’s time our economy got an upgrade!
We must expand our focus and invest in Green industries that create reliable, long-term jobs and diversify our local value chains. We need national investments that meet our infrastructure needs, encourage smart growth and lift up Canadian workers.
To grow a sustainable and prosperous Green economy, Green MPs will:
Develop a Sustainable Generations Fund, to invest in Green training for the trades, apprenticeships and education facilities
Create targeted, national, infrastructure investments in renewable and efficient energy production, digital upgrades, clean-tech manufacturing and ecotourism
Incentivize homeowners to update their appliances to energy efficient solutions through an expanded home renovation tax credit
Invest in tourism industries, which account for higher levels of our GDP than mining, telecommunications and food manufacturing
Fund community supported agriculture, farmer’s markets, small-scale farms and producers, and the wineries and microbreweries that Canadians love
Establish Green Worker Training Programs that teach fossil workers the renewable energy industries