NDP Green Jobs – White is a Color
How the New Democrats could create 300,000 new green jobs
As part of our federal election coverage, CBC News is assessing the truthfulness and accuracy of statements made by politicians and their parties.
The Claim: “Our plan to fight climate change will create at least 300,000 new jobs.”
— A central pledge from the NDP’s Power to Change: A New Deal for Climate Action and Good Jobs
The federal New Democrats are promising to create at least 300,000 “good jobs” over the next four years if elected. And the party’s climate change strategy makes it clear that those employment gains would come in the sectors of infrastructure, transit, housing and renewable energy.
Mélanie Richer, the party’s communications director, says the figure is a “conservative estimate” of the jobs that will be created by the $15 billion in green investments that an NDP government would make over its first mandate, including $6.5 billion for mass transit, $3.5 billion to spur the transition to renewable energy and $2.5 billion targeted at making communities and homes more energy efficient.
What colors make the color white?
By mixing red, green and blue you get white.