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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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Ford’s EV u-turn needs a bigger boost

July 4, 2024

GUELPH — Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the Ford government’s request for bids for EV charging stations in 15 rural and remote areas of the province.

“I’m glad that the Ford government has finally realized that Ontarians might actually want to buy and drive the EVs we hope to produce.

It wasn’t so long ago that the Premier was tearing out existing EV chargers from GO stations and scrapping incentives that made it easier for people to purchase new EVs.

But if this government really wants to undo the damage its previous antics have caused, it needs to go a lot further.

Ontario Greens’ Affordable Electric Vehicles and Accessible Charging Act would require the government to implement an EV charging network all across the province, make new and used EVs more affordable, improve charging reliability and standardization, and amend the building code to include chargers in all new homes.

These are simple measures that would ensure the growth of our EV sector actually benefits everyday Ontarians. The Premier has his work cut out for him, and I hope he’s committed to righting his past wrongs.”