Addressing Climate Change

  • Create a new carbon pricing framework that can actually achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • We would return the carbon tax revenues directly to Islanders through an unconditional payment (similar to the HST rebate)
    • This allows Islanders to choose for themselves how they can best reduce their emissions
  • Create a low interest loan program to encourage small-scale solar energy installations on residential, non- profit, small business, and agricultural buildings
  • Develop a program to support the installation of electric vehicle chargers in homes and workplaces
  • Create a purchase incentive for electric vehicles
  • Transition the provincial fleet to electric vehicles
  • Provide free transit passes to those using social support services and explore subsidizing passes for seniors across the province
  • Implement a small business tax reduction