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Ontario Greens will train a diverse green workforce by funding tuition for 60,000 students

Ontario Greens want to train a diverse green workforce by funding a years’ tuition for 60,000 students and ensuring they have work when they graduate, as part of the newly launched Roadmap to Net-Zero climate plan.

 

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario Greens want to train a diverse green workforce by funding a years’ tuition for 60,000 students and ensuring they have work when they graduate, as part of the newly launched Roadmap to Net-Zero climate plan.

“Green jobs are the future of the economy,” said Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner. “But Ontario is falling behind. Ontario Greens have a plan to build a diverse green workforce by directly supporting students and providing career paths to good, clean jobs.”

Doug Ford has failed to attract investment and jobs in the fast-growing green economy.

“Ontario is leaving billions of dollars on the table by refusing to take meaningful climate action,” Schreiner noted. “Ontario needs to seize the potential of the clean economy and stop living in the past.”

This morning, the Ford government voted against Schreiner’s bill: the Climate Budget Accountability Act. And in doing so said no to reducing climate pollution and said no to climate action.

“Ontario Greens have a real plan for real climate action,” Schreiner said. “And it starts with investing in people — by giving them the tools to succeed in the new, green economy.”

As part of Roadmap to Net-Zero, Ontario Greens will also invest $16 billion to accelerate and scale up net-zero building upgrades that will create new businesses, new careers, better jobs and new uses for Ontario lumber while permanently cutting utility bills.

For more information: gpo.ca/climate