GOLDSTEIN: Liberal and Conservative governments have broken climate change promises for 31 years — whoever wins will do it again

In the real world, there is nothing Canada can do that will have any significant, practical impact on global industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to man-made climate change.

We’re too small a player. Our per-capita emissions are among the highest in the world, but we’re responsible for just 1.6% of global emissions.

While the United Nations has been calling for drastic, global emission cuts for decades, emissions keep rising — by 2.7% last year and 1.6% in 2017, to a record 31.7 billion tonnes.

Emissions were up in China in 2018 by 4.7%, the U.S. by 2.5% and India by 6.3%, collectively responsible for almost half of the world’s emissions.

Trudeau’s targets are made all the more ridiculous because to achieve them, his national carbon price — currently $20 per tonne of emissions, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022 — will have to be hundreds of dollars per tonne in the near future.

Despite that reality, Trudeau and McKenna refuse to say what their carbon tax/rebate plan will look like after 2022, if they win on Oct. 21.

While the Liberals won’t talk about the future of Trudeau’s carbon tax, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promises to scrap it if he wins.

That is, if he wins a majority government, because if it’s a minority, it’s virtually a given NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who both support carbon pricing, will back Trudeau.

For example, in return for their support, Singh and Green could demand Trudeau kill the Trans Mountain pipeline he recently bought, since both oppose it.

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Scheer’s plan relies on using government policies and financial incentives to promote business innovation and technological advancement to reduce emissions, plus getting credit for Canada exporting clean energy abroad.