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Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario and MPP for Guelph, is the first Green MPP elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2018.

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Ontario Greens share priorities for provincial budget

March 25, 2024

QUEEN'S PARK — With the provincial budget to be tabled tomorrow, Ontario Greens are calling on the Ford government to deliver affordability relief for everyday Ontarians with focused investments in housing, climate and strong public services.

“For ordinary Ontarians, life is more expensive than ever under Doug Ford’s government,” said Ontario Greens leader Mike Schreiner.

“From soaring rents to gouging at the grocery store, the cost of basic essentials is pinching everyday people hard.”

“Instead of investing in the millions of Ontarians struggling to pay the bills, the Ford government would rather help out well-connected insiders,” said Ontario Greens Deputy Leader Aislinn Clancy.

“Whether it’s using taxpayer dollars to prop up multi-billion-dollar revenues for fossil fuel giants, or pouring billions into super-polluting highways, or saying no to homes ordinary people can afford, Ontarians have had enough of this government’s misplaced priorities.”

Ahead of the provincial budget, Greens are calling for investments in three key areas to deliver affordability relief for everyday Ontarians:

  • Build homes people can afford in communities they love by investing in affordable housing, legalizing gentle density and strengthening protections for renters;
  • Fund a climate affordability plan that slashes emissions while putting money back in people’s pockets through savings on household energy, transportation and transit; and
  • Repair the public services that Ontarians rely on daily by investing in our underfunded healthcare, education and childcare systems and ending legislated poverty.