Our goal is a future in which the energy workers and communities that built this country have even greater opportunities than they do today.
As we move towards a net-zero future, it is estimated that the growth in clean energy jobs will more than offset the declines in fossil fuel sectors. There will be opportunities for workers to drill for geothermal energy, install solar panels, and build carbon capture and storage projects. And a diverse and growing economy will create opportunities outside the energy sector, too.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Establish a $2 billion Futures Fund for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador that will be designed in collaboration with local workers, unions, educational institutions, environmental groups, investors, and Indigenous Peoples who know their communities best. We will support local and regional economic diversification and specific placebased strategies.
- Move forward with Just Transition legislation, guided by the feedback we receive from workers, unions, Indigenous peoples, communities, and provinces and territories.
- Create more opportunities for women, LGBTQ2 and other underrepresented people in the energy sector. Because when we include everyone, we get the best.
- Launch a Clean Jobs Training Centre to help industrial, skill, and trade workers across sectors to upgrade or gain new skills to be on the leading edge of the zero carbon industry.