Statement from Environmental Defence Executive Director Dr. Rick Smith on the Ontario election result:
“Last night, Ontarians re-elected Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals to a third term of government. On behalf of Environmental Defence, I would like to congratulate the Premier and his team. Premier McGuinty has built a significant record of environmental achievement over his first two terms in office. During this recent election his platform commitments related to the protection of the environment and human health were substantial and detailed.
We also congratulate the opposition parties for their gain in seats. We look forward to getting to work with the new government and the opposition parties to build on Ontario’s progress in the areas of green energy, reducing global warming pollution, the expansion of Ontario’s Greenbelt, the bolstering of electric vehicles, the modernization of aggregate policy, and the introduction of a Great Lakes Protection Act.”
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