Green Budget Coalition
"This budget does absolutely nothing for climate change, despite the fact that it's the Number 1 priority issue for Canadians," said Emilie Moorhouse of the Sierra Club of Canada.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty didn't even mention the word 'climate change' when he tabled the budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
“Climate change is the most fundamental environmental challenge we face,” explained Julie Gelfand, Coalition Chair, and Nature Canada President. “Canadians are clamouring for action.”
Ottawa (November 27, 2006) The Green Budget Coalition, comprising 20 of Canada’s leading environmental and conservation organizations, today issued its five overriding recommendations for the 2007 federal budget.
Parties must set aside differences and move forward quickly with a green budget, Canada’s national environmental community says.
The report, Green Budget Coalition: Recommendations for Budget 2005 shows the parties how they can use the upcoming budget to keep the environmental promises they’ve made to Canadians.... Read more »
Sierra Club of Canada is one of the founding members of the Green Budget Coalition which provides recommendations to government on how to remove perverse subsidies encouraging environmental damage, shifting the tax burden to harmful practices and creating tax signals to encourage environmental improvement.