Tories vote against bill on net-zero emissions as it clears legislative hurdle

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Proposed legislation to support Canada reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
OTTAWA --

Members of Parliament voted 210 to 122 in favour of sending Bill C-12 to a committee to be scrutinized.

If passed as is, the Liberal government's legislation would require that starting in 2030, Ottawa set rolling, five-year targets to cut greenhouse gas pollution, ending in 2050.

That's when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged Canada will reach net-zero emissions, meaning all carbon-related pollution will be offset through green initiatives or stored through technologies instead of emitted into the air.

The Conservatives voted against the bill and also…
The Canadian Press, Stephanie Taylor
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