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Schreiner to Ford: double size of Greenbelt instead of doubling down on highways and fossil fuels

QUEEN’S PARK– Mike Schreiner rose in the House to call on the Premier to double the size of the Greenbelt to include the Bluebelt, instead of doubling down on destructive highways and supporting fossil fuels:

“This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a chilling report stating that there must be ‘rapid, deep and immediate’ cuts to climate pollution.

Yet this very same week, the government introduced legislation to support fossil fuel consumption and accelerated their scheme to build the Holland Marsh Highway which will pump climate pollution into the air, slice right through the Greenbelt, and pollute Lake Simcoe.

It’s clear that Doug Ford’s expensive sprawl agenda trumps the urgent need for climate action and adaptation.

I’m calling on the Premier to stop with the climate disaster highways and support for fossil fuels. Instead, let’s protect the places we love by doubling the size of the Greenbelt to include the Bluebelt. That’s how we can address the worsening climate emergency and preserve the land and water that protects us from expensive flooding.”

Scheriner will table a legislative motion calling on the government to double the size of the Greenbelt to include the Bluebelt to protect water in Ontario this afternoon.

To see Schreiner’s full question in the House: https://youtu.be/wHRe-NKk6pE