LONDON– Doug Ford has spent the past four years at war with climate action. Ontario Greens will crush climate pollution and make London and Ontario a global leader in the new climate economy.
“Doug Ford’s anti-climate agenda and hostility to the green economy is holding Ontario back,” Leader Mike Schreiner said in London, where he was joined by local candidates Carol Dyck (London North Centre), Zach Ramsey (London-Fanshawe) Colleen McCauley (London West) and Amanda Stark (Elgin-Middlesex-London).
“He ripped up renewable energy contracts in favour of expensive fossil fuels, is failing to invest in green entrepreneurs, is systematically dismantling environmental protections, went to court over the carbon tax, is ramping up climate pollution by 400% with gas plants, took away EV rebates and ripped chargers out of the ground, is carving up the Greenbelt, destroying wetlands, paving over farmland, and supercharging urban sprawl with climate disaster highways like Highway 413.”
“Doug Ford is sending a clear sign: when it comes to the jobs of the future, Ontario is closed for business.”
Doug Ford’s anti-climate agenda is hurting Ontario’s economy.
“Climate action is job action,” Schreiner said in London, highlighting the massive potential of the climate economy, which is estimated to create 65 million jobs globally.
“It’s time to invest in the jobs of the future, not the polluters of the past. There are so many green innovators and entrepreneurs right here in London that can be world leaders.”
“Greens are the only party with an ambitious, detailed and practical enough plan to create good, green jobs and make London and Ontario a global leader in the new climate economy,” Schreiner said.
Greens will support green entrepreneurs and businesses access capital and scale with a $4 billion Climate Bank and $5 billion Green Technology Innovation Fund, will help small businesses upskill employees for the jobs of the future with training subsidies, and will create jobs in electric vehicle manufacturing with a made-in-Ontario EV supply chain strategy.
“By investing in the new climate economy, we can create good jobs, clean the air, and address the worsening climate emergency all at the same time.”
“We have new solutions to the old problems facing London. We’ll invigorate the local economy with good, green jobs and investment to build the prosperous and climate-ready London and Ontario you want. And we have the leadership to deliver on it.”