Green Issues Run the Table at Joint Cabinet Meeting

Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner made the following statement in response to the outcomes of the joint cabinet meeting between Québec and Ontario:

The Green Party of Ontario is pleased that our top priorities were a major part of the discussion at today’s joint cabinet meeting between Québec and Ontario;

  1. Replacing the Darlington rebuild with water power from Quebec;
  2. Putting a price on carbon pollution; and
  3. Protecting our food and water from development projects such as pipelines.

I would like to thank everyone who signed our petitions calling for a price on carbon pollution, and to replace the Darlington Nuclear rebuild with water power from Quebec. We shared those petitions with the Premier prior to today’s joint cabinet meeting. 
It is clear that the government is hearing our message that environmental issues and clean economic policies are top priorities for many Ontarians.
Let’s be clear that today’s Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) between Québec and Ontario are small steps in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go to change the status quo. We will need the public’s help to push the Liberal government to turn their vague words into concrete actions.
Greens will continue to engage people in pushing this government to save billions by cancelling the Darlington rebuild project, to address the climate crisis by making carbon polluters pay, and to stop dangerous pipeline projects that threaten our food and water.
The Green Party of Ontario’s policies will make Ontario a leader in the global clean economy, while protecting the people and places we love for our children and future generations.