Canada's Trudeau to seek industry, indigenous input to define climate plan

(Reuters, 1 Mar 2020) "We will be launching pathways soon so that industries, citizens, indigenous peoples can inform Canada's clean transition," Canadian PM is set to say in a speech.

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his first major climate change speech this year, will reach out on Monday to businesses, indigenous groups and citizens for help in defining his ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions, a senior government official said.

During his campaign for re-election last year, Trudeau pledged to put Canada on a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but the details of how to attain that goal have yet to be hammered out.

The speech comes just a week after Teck Resources Ltd withdrew an application to build a C$20.6 billion ($15.3 billion) Frontier oil sands mine in Alberta, citing in part the country's need to reconcile resource development and climate change. 

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