Creating a greener Ontario is one of the recently re-elected Ontario Liberal government’s five
policy priorities for its new term. In its plan titled “Moving Forward Together,” the Liberals commit to
fighting climate change by doubling Ontario’s renewable generation capacity by 2025, by building more
rapid transit and by reducing GHG emissions in Ontario by 6% of 1990 levels by 2014, 15% of 1990
levels by 2020 and 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. The government also plans to reduce the environmental
causes of illness by (i) creating a new law that would require companies that emit toxic pollution to
reduce these emissions over time; (ii) eliminating coal-fired generation by the end of 2014; and (iii)
banning the cosmetic use of pesticides across the province.
Finally, the government has committed to providing stronger protection for the environment by
implementing its recently passed Endangered Species Act (which will come into force on June 30, 2008)
and by funding further protection and remediation measures for Ontario’s lakes. For more information,
please see server.ontarioliberal.ca/OLPFinal/upload/dir/D72110%20Dalton%20En_Singles2.pdf.