Analysis of the Government of Canada's April 2007 Greenhouse Gas Policy Announcement

On April 26, 2007, Environment Minister John Baird announced the Government of Canada’s targets for Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a proposed regulatory framework for GHG emissions from heavy industry.

These targets fall far short of requirements. Without measures additional to those the government has announced to date, the short term target can only be met if there is a unexpected and dramatic slowing of the business-as-usual increase in emissions.