McGuinty's Plan Puts Economy at Risk
TIVERTON, ON, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - A John Tory Progressive Conservative
Government will take immediate action to establish a stable, reliable, clean
energy supply in Ontario. Tory announced today that a PC Government would
advance the process for building new nuclear capacity in Ontario.
"We must ensure a reliable, reasonably priced electricity supply for the
hard working people of this province," said Tory. "People need to know that
when they get home at the end of a long day and turn on the lights, the lights
will come on."
Tory spoke of the consequences of Dalton McGuinty's broken promises to
the people of Ontario, and of the fact that the inaction of the Liberal
government over the past four years is leading Ontario towards a potential
"Dalton McGuinty is leaving Ontario families vulnerable to a potential
energy shortage. He is putting our economy at risk," said Tory. "I simply will
not accept this. Our plan will ensure that Ontario has energy security."
Tory also outlined his short and long-term greenhouse gas reduction
targets for Ontario. A John Tory PC government will reduce emissions to 10%
below 1990 levels by 2020 and to 60% below 1990 levels by 2050. In order to
hit the targets a PC government will partner with both industries and
To ensure the presence of the resources necessary to achieve these
ambitious goals, a PC Government will increase annual environment expenditures
from $325 Million in 2007-08 to $465 Million in 2011-12, an increase of over
40 per cent.
"We must achieve the cleaner environment Ontario needs today - and that
our children and grandchildren deserve tomorrow," said Tory. Balancing a
secure energy future and a cleaner environment requires real leadership.
That's why, for a cleaner Ontario, leadership matters."
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