Schreiner responds to Ford’s comments on carbon tax lawsuit

QUEEN’S PARK — Green Party of Ontario Leader, Mike Schreiner, released the following statement after the Premier suggested he might walk back his carbon tax lawsuit:

“This lawsuit was political theatre from the get-go, with the vast majority of legal experts predicting it to fail.

But what’s really causing the Premier to consider backing down is people’s overwhelming desire for climate leadership.

No one wants a Premier who will waste tax dollars sabotaging solutions when the local and global impacts of climate change are becoming more and more dire.

Putting himself on the side of polluters and climate denial was a losing strategy from the outset and I’m not surprised the Premier is already eyeing up an exit plan.”