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Canada’s air quality dramatically improved despite increased energy use

In recent decades, Canada has experienced something many environmentalists thought couldn’t happen—strong economic growth and large reductions in pollution. This is a good news story that deserves telling, and a recent Fraser Institute study does just that.From 1970 to 2015, Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 242 per cent while the population rose by 68 per cent, resulting in heightened demand for goods and services, transportation, housing, etc., which, in turn, required more energy to address the demand.Subsequently, energy use increased by 21 per cent from 1995 to 2015; motor fuel consumption also intensified during the same period.In our

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