April 11, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario
Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, were in Prince Edward Island to discuss commitments to clean air and a strong economy in Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $100 billion to help lead the way in fighting climate change and protecting the environment. The government has introduced a world-leading price on pollution and recently unveiled its Emissions Reduction Plan. The plan sets out an ambitious and achievable path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and puts Canada on a path to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
To help reduce emissions on the road, Budget 2022 proposes to reduce pollution from transportation by accelerating the manufacturing and adoption of cleaner cars, extending incentives for zero-emission vehicles until March 2025, and investing $500 million to build a national network of electric vehicle charging stations so Canadians can drive from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Victoria, B.C., in an electric vehicle.
Budget 2022 will help Canada continue to lead in global efforts on fighting climate change, to protect our nature, and to build a clean economy that will create the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.