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To: Government of Canada
Vehicle Emissions Standards
We want Canada not to follow USA lead on emission standards.
President Trump recently announced the reduction of vehicle emissions standards in USA. Historically, Canada has followed the American Standards. When Trump reduced the Obama era standards shortly after taking office, California and 13 other states elected to stay with the more stringent standards. Canada joined with them, forming a significant market force that auto manufacturers could not ignore.
With Trump’s recent announcement, Canada again must choose whether to align with California and others, or follow Trump’s lead.
For the sake of the environment, Canada must align with California et al.
Why is this important?
Canada is still far behind reaching its own environmental standards, and following reduced vehicle emissions standards will only make it harder to do so. Let’s not kick our earth home while it is already down!