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Ontarians are hotter than ever. Does Doug Ford care?

June 19, 2024

KITCHENER — Ontario Greens Deputy Leader Aislinn Clancy released the following statement in response to the ongoing heat warning covering much of Ontario.

“As extreme heat warnings continue across the province, the Ford government’s silence is louder than ever.

Ontarians are not okay right now. I’ve heard stories from teachers in my riding of classroom temperatures surpassing 30 degrees. Parents are keeping their children home from school over concerns about their health.

Meanwhile, renters are sweltering in apartments without air conditioning and workers do not have reliable access to on-the-job cooling.

Greens have repeatedly called for an extreme heat preparedness plan that includes mandating maximum temperatures in all rental households, ensuring mandatory access to reliable cooling congregate settings, increasing access to cooling centres and strengthening worker protections.

People all across the province are hurting, and this government just doesn’t get it. It’s time for the Premier to step up with a serious plan to keep our communities safe.”