Environment minister Peter Kent held court Wednesday to announce the findings of a report which claims Canada is halfway toward meeting its 2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GGEs).
"This is the result of our government's realistic, sector-by-sector approach to reducing emissions, while continuing to create jobs and encourage economic growth," Kent told reporters.
But critics say Ottawa is taking credit for something it had little to do with.
According to CBC News, the Environment Canada report credits the provinces for doing a lot of the heavy lifting to reduce GGEs over the past year. Quebec, for example, introduced a so-called cap-and-trade system that limits the amount of GGEs each industrial sector can produce.
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