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Victoria MP calls out Liberals after Canada ranks worse than USA in pollution report [Video]

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Canadian Environment and Climate
(Whiffin Spit smoky sunset / Brian Rundle)

In a recent report by IQAir, Canada has ranked worse than our neighbours to the south in terms of pollution levels—in large part due to the 2023 wildfire season. 

This marks the first time Canada has had worse air quality than the USA, according to the report. 

This year, IQAir says that Canada is ranked 93rd most polluted country in the world with a 2023 PM2.5 ranking of 10.1  whereas the US is at 102nd with a PM2.5 ranking of 9.1. 

PM2.5 particles are particles that are 2.5 microns or less in diameter (PM2.5). These particles are released into the air from motor vehicles, smelters, power plants, industrial facilities, residential fireplaces and wood stoves, agricultural burning and forest fires.

On Tuesday, March 19th, Victoria NDP MP Laurel Collins called out the Liberals in the House of Commons to do better in terms of commitments to taking on climate change. 

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