NDP Commitment to the Environment in Question after Huge Transit Flip-
TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - The McGuinty Liberal government is building a
successful, green, sustainable economy.
Howard Hampton on the other hand has demonstrated the NDP are stuck in
the past without a clear, workable environmental plan.
When in Northern Ontario Hampton supports coal, when in the South he is
against it. The Liberals are committed to closing all our coal fired
generating plants, something the NDP have fallen flat on.
Second, when it comes to supporting any kind of meaningful transit plan
with a vision for the 21st century, the NDP also fall flat. Incredibly Hampton
came out against extending the subway to York University and into York region.
The NDP have turned their backs on Toronto and York Region residents and left
students and the environment last.
Thirdly, if that wasn't enough, in the NDP's failed attempt to fool
Ontarians with their unworkable environmental plan, they want to make
Ontario's manufacturing workers pay with their jobs if Alberta doesn't do its
part to reduce emissions. Under the NDP plan, Ontario would have to shoulder
the entire country's emission reductions. We're willing to do our fair share,
but we're not willing to let the rest of the country off the hook.
Liberals know we can grow our economy and be green at the same time. The
NDP's idea of cutting greenhouse gases while they were in government was
shutting down Ontario's economy with a net loss of over 1,300 jobs every
single month. The McGuinty government believes in fostering a prosperous green
economy right here in Ontario.
That is why we are protecting 1.8 million acres of sensitive land from
development with the Greenbelt. That's why we delivered 12 recommendations
from the Walkerton inquiry with our Clean Water Act, and that is also why our
reliance on coal has been reduced by 1/3, reducing greenhouse gas emissions -
the equivalent of removing 2 million cars from the road all the while creating
over 330,000 net new jobs here in Ontario.
The McGuinty Liberal green plan is in full swing. Unfortunately, for
Howard Hampton, his failed unworkable policies leave the environment dead
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