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Doug Ford’s hostility to climate action undermines potential of trade talks in D.C.
March 21, 2022
TORONTO — Mike Schreiner made the following statement regarding Doug Ford's visit to Washington D.C. today:
“Doug Ford could be highlighting Ontario as a climate leader in renewable energy, affordable electric vehicles (EVs), sustainable mining and green retrofits in D.C. today. But unfortunately, the Premier’s hostility to climate action means that’s not the case.
Doug Ford’s hostility to climate action has hurt Ontario’s economy. The province is missing out on good, green jobs while the Ford government doubles down on gas plants and urban sprawl, scraps renewable energy contracts, goes to court over carbon pricing and snubs cash incentives to make EVs affordable for the average person.
While Ford has finally woken up to the potential of EV manufacturing after years of Green pressure, he is late to game. This government’s track record speaks for itself.
Ontario can be a leader in the new climate economy. But it’s going to take a real plan for real climate action, not Doug Ford’s anti-climate agenda.”
For more information on the Ontario Greens’ Roadmap to Net-Zero climate plan: gpo.ca/climate.