by atherrien on October 16, 2015 - 11:18pm
Jocelyne Richer’s article in French-canadian journal Le Devoir entitled “Couillard tient un discours alarmiste sur les changements climatiques” discusses Prime Minister Philippe Couillard’s position on climatic change as expressed at international conference Artic Circle in Reykjavik, in Island. The article’s purpose is to demonstrate the inherent contradiction between the prime minister’s points covered during his speech and his actions towards environment in his province. Indeed, he highlights how extremely close human race is to reach the tipping point of climate change when no longer changes can be made. However, Couillard injects much more money in fossil energies development and the Plan Nord, development project in Quebec’s North giving access to numerous foreign countries company to our land thus consuming the territory’s resources much faster.
I believe Couillard should put in practice an actual plan to ensure Quebec’s total shift to renewable energies in the following years to come instead of only bragging about it on international platforms. The sole fact that he injects money in Plan Nord, a strategy axing the province’s economy on non-renewable energies, demonstrates how unwilling he is to move forward for real.
Jocelyne Richer (2015, October 16). Couillard tient un discours alarmiste sur les changements climatiques. Le Devoir.