TORONTO — With 300 days until the election, Ontario Greens are committed to changing the status quo and tackling the raging climate emergency.
The climate emergency is being felt in full force across the province. Heat records are being broken, wildfires are tearing through the North, and air quality is at all-time lows.
“We simply cannot afford more of Ford’s destructive environmental policies,” said Ontario Green Leader Mike Schreiner. “Nor the half measures of the Liberals and NDP.”
“These status quo, legacy parties have had their chance. And they haven’t delivered.”
Ontario Greens were the only party at Queen’s Park to vote against the Enbridge Line 5 that severely threatens the health of the Great Lakes and will pump more emissions into the air.
Greens also led the charge at Queen’s Park to save the Duffins Creek wetlands and are the only party with a comprehensive strategy to address housing affordability and stamp out sprawl — a leading driver of climate pollution in Ontario.
“While other parties might follow our lead by hopping on the Green bandwagon, they don’t understand the urgency of the climate crisis we face,” said Schreiner.
“We can’t keep making compromises when it comes to protecting Ontarians and our planet. We need to fully embrace the Green economy, move off of fossil fuels, and protect Ontario’s farmland, wetlands and climate from reckless urban sprawl.”
“It’s time for action. And Greens can deliver.”