David Suzuki: "I'm offering an endorsement of what Mr. McGuinty has done, absolutely"

TORONTO, July 21, 2011 /CNW/ - David Suzuki's endorsement of Dalton McGuinty shows the Ontario Liberals are the only party committed to a healthier environment said Liberal MPP Laurel Broten.

"We're proud that David Suzuki, a global authority on the environment, recognizes the Ontario Liberals are the only party committed to clean energy, clean air, and clean water," said Broten.

Broten was referring to Suzuki's declared support for Dalton McGuinty:  ‪"I'm offering an endorsement of what Mr. McGuinty has done, absolutely. This is a great plan. Any party would be foolish to talk about abandoning it." (David Suzuki, Toronto Star, July 21, 2011)

Broten noted that Suzuki is the latest environment leader to warn against the risks posed by the PCs and NDP.

  • Andrea Horwath waffled and joined Tim Hudak in pledging to scrap the Feed-In-Tariff program and drive hundreds of companies out of business
  • The disappointing NDP platform barely touches the environment but does contain a price-fixing scheme that benefits gas-guzzlers
  • The NDP are siding with clean energy critics, with Andrea Horwath suggesting wind turbines could cause problems (TVO The Agenda, March 28, 2011).

"Across Ontario, new clean-energy businesses have hired workers, bought equipment, leased spaces and found clients," said Broten. "The PCs and NDP want to cancel this entire industry, kill 50,000 jobs, and take us off track."

"Only the Ontario Liberals have a plan to move Ontario forward build a clean energy economy and ensure Ontarians have clean air, good jobs and a great quality of life."

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Fahim Kaderdina
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