WHEREAS Canadians are experiencing an apparent increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters and reacting to them on an individual basis; and
WHEREAS there is a growing international consensus that changes in the global climate is a contributing factor to such events; and
WHEREAS analyzing these events to determine if there are common causes that shed light on methods of mitigation or ways to avoid these extreme weather events; and
WHEREAS research and data-gathering on climate change is ongoing in numerous government agencies and departments and in various universities and other public and private institutions, there is no central repository and the lessons learned are not being appropriately analyzed or addressed; and
WHEREAS aggressively attacking climate change will lead to new technologies and new jobs; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that a Liberal government create a Department of Climate Change to focus Canada’s efforts toward understanding and addressing the potential impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and to promote municipal, regional, provincial and industrial opportunities that will arise therefrom.
Senior Liberals’ Commission