The leader of the Green Party of Quebec, Alex Tyrrell, spoke in Montreal on Monday, August 29, to introduce Zied Damergi, the official Green Party candidate for the 2022 provincial election in the riding of Laval-des-Rapides. Together, they took a public stand on the important issues that are framing the GPQ’s campaign this year, such as improving the health care system or free public transportation throughout Quebec. The Green Party of Quebec has an eco-socialist vision, placing the environment at the heart of its priorities while offering quality public services to the population. The GPQ is very concerned about social inequalities and the need to build a more just and equitable society.
The leader of the party, Alex Tyrrell, took the opportunity to present the party’s proposals and demands regarding the energy transition. At a time when climate change is wreaking havoc here in Quebec and around the world, there is no time to lose. The Green Party of Quebec is proposing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a rapid energy transition that will allow us to end our use of fossil fuels, our dependence on imported food and protect the environment while helping people fight inflation and environmental degradation.
The Green Party of Quebec has the most ambitious plan for reducing CO2 and all GHGs. This plan aims for net-zero emissions by 2035. This means a major reduction in all sectors combined with concrete measures to capture CO2 including reforestation, methane emissions capture and banning the burial of organic waste. This project will require major changes in our daily lives. It is a societal project that the party is proud to support. The GPQ recognizes that the transition to net-zero emissions will have to be done in collaboration with everyone, while respecting social and economic justice, and that a rapid energy transition will require significant short-term investments. A Green Party of Quebec government is committed to spending a minimum of $500 billion in its first term to kick-start a rapid, efficient and equitable energy transition.