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Ford’s climate failures hurting everyday Ontarians

February 14, 2024

KITCHENER — Ontario Greens Deputy Leader and MPP for Kitchener Centre Aislinn Clancy released the following statement in response to news that Ford government officials asked authors of the Provincial Climate Change Impact Assessment to soften language around the severity of climate change and emphasize the costs of adapting to global heating.

“Ever since the Climate Change Impact Assessment was submitted, Doug Ford has been fighting to keep it under wraps.

Now we learn that government officials actually tried to water down its language about the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for government action – and it’s easy to see why.

The report paints a grim picture of Ontario’s climate future, and it’s a stark reminder that we need drastic action now.

But Ford is headed in the opposite direction by gutting conservation authorities, keeping us hooked on fossils and paving over our farms, forests and wetlands.

Ford’s climate failures are already costing Ontarians billions. In fact, the FAO has estimated that they will add $4.1 billion a year over the rest of the century to the cost of maintaining our public infrastructure.

Greens are demanding that Ontario take action.

It’s time to stop kicking this can down the road. It’s time to get to work.”