Task force calls on federal government to spend billions on a ‘green recovery’ | CBC News

Task force calls on federal government to spend billions on a ‘green recovery’ | CBC News
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An independent task force made up of experts in financial and environmental policy is calling on Ottawa to spend $55 billion over five years on clean energy and measures to cope with climate change to kick-start a Canadian economy stalled by the global pandemic.

A large portion of that sum — $27.25 billion — should be spent on retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy-efficient and safer from the effects of climate change, says the final report of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery, released today.

The group said the investment would boost the country’s largest private sector industry by creating construction jobs, while also tackling the 13 per cent portion of Canada’s carbon emissions that comes from buildings and helping taxpayers cut their energy…



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