About The Briefing:
Environment and Climate Change Minister, Steven Guilbeault, is expected to soon announce the federal government’s final regulation for phasing out the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035. This policy was signaled as part of the 2021 Liberal election platform and part of the federal government’s 2030 emissions reduction plan. Canada is also among the signatories to the COP26 declaration on zero emissions cars and vans, which commits advanced economies to phasing out the sale of new gasoline light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Following extensive stakeholder consultations, Canada posted draft regulations for implementing this policy
(Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales Regulation) in December 2022. This Briefing outlines Environmental Defence’s expectations for the final regulations expected by the end of 2023.
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