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Ford’s critical minerals announcement undermined by hostility to renewables and affordable EVs

THUNDER BAY -- Mike Schreiner made the following statement in response to the government’s new critical mineral strategy:

THUNDER BAY — Mike Schreiner made the following statement in response to the government’s new critical mineral strategy:

“Today’s government announcement on a critical mineral strategy and made-in-Ontario electric vehicle (EV) supply chain is welcome news but should have come years ago. It’s another Green win, and something we have championed for years.

But Doug Ford’s hostility to renewable energy and refusal to make EVs more affordable undermines his late game plan to finally recognize the importance of critical minerals and EV manufacturing.

Ford has Ontario playing catch up, instead of leading.

Scrapping renewable energy plants in favour of expensive, climate-polluting gas plants and rejecting incentives for EVs is not the way to make Ontario a giant of the new climate economy.”