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Environment commissioner says Canada’s shift to low-carbon needs a ‘just’ transition plan

Canada's Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco said during a Tuesday press conference that the government is not prepared to provide adequate support to more than 50 communities in the national carbon-pricing system. DeMarco issued five audit reports on carbon pricing, transitioning workers away from fossil fuel industries, hydrogen energy, climate-related infrastructure policies and the government’s efforts to cut its own emissions. DeMarco said support for smaller communities is needed in the plan in order for it to be "just" and fair for those in these smaller communities across Canada.