With all due respect, we know what the government looks like when it's taking an emergency seriously. It listens to the science and it applies the programs that science requires. In this case, the climate emergency, the scientific advice came in the IPCC report from October 8, 2018, that the window on 1.5°C, the Paris target, was closing. The current target put in place by Stephen Harper is five years old and is about half of what needs to be done.
If this government treated COVID-19 the way they treat climate, we would have told Theresa Tam, “We can't stay six feet apart. You'll have to be happy with three feet.”
Again to the minister, when will we see a target consistent with the science?