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"Coalition government better for environment, says Sierra Club,", December 3, 2008.

  Liberal, NDP and Bloc election platforms all proposed to combat climate change through a cap-and-trade system that would regulate a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions. By contrast, the Conservative Party's proposed system relies on intensity targets, allowing emissions to continue to rise dramatically - especially from the tar sands.

December 3, 2008 - A Liberal-New Democratic Party coalition government would be better for Canada's natural environment, says Sierra Club Canada.

During the last federal election, two Sierra Club reports ranked the five federal parties on their commitments on climate change and freshwater issues respectively, and surveyed them on other environmental issues.

"Environmental protection is clearly a priority for the Liberal Party and NDP, as well as the Bloc Québécois," explained Jean Langlois, National Campaigns Director. "On climate change, the Liberals received a B+, the NDP and Bloc Québécois a B, and the Conservatives an F+. On freshwater, the Liberals and NDP both scored high marks, while the Bloc and Conservatives scored poorly."

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