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    “We’re the first government in Canadian history to actually see emissions reductions in the country”
    – Mr. Harper at a campaign stop in 2015

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          1. Emissions did go down at the peak of the great recession. Since then they have steadily increased.

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          2. Under Mr. Harper’s government, Canada became the first nation in the world to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. This action drew strong international condemnation, even from nations with abysmal environmental records.
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          3. In 2014, Natural Resources Canada released a study that warns of dire consequences for Canadians and the Canadian environment and economy if current trends continue.

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          4. Unregulated growth in the oil sector has allowed for fracking expanding into Canada. Fox Creek, Alberta and Northern British Columbia have recently experienced fracking induced earthquakes.

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          5. Relying on the oil industry for economic growth has left the Canadian economy open to a volatile boom and bust cycle and our environment open to harm.
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          6. Recent spills in Alberta and British Columbia indicate that Mr. Harper’s government is not ready to deal with any potential tanker or pipeline disasters.
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          7. Mr. Harper gave authority to the National Energy Board, which is staffed by experts from the energy sector, to act as environmental oversight for our fisheries.

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          8. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Navigable Waters Protection Act have been changed so that the vast majority of our rivers and lakes no longer have federal protection from environmental damage.

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          9. The FIPPA bilateral trade agreement with China guarantees that Chinese state corporations have unrestricted access to our nation’s resources with minimal protection for Canadians and Canada’s wildlife.

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          10. Mr. Harper’s government has muzzled federal scientists. Federally funded scientists are no longer able to present scientifically proven data to Canadians without the approval of Mr. Harper and his government.
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          11. Canada is the only developed nation that has not provided new targets to combat carbon emissions by 2020.
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          12. The Conservatives have blocked efforts to regulate the mining industry’s social conduct all the while lobbying on behalf of mining companies.
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