We congratulate Premier McGuinty for his many years of public service. Over his nine years as Premier, he has accrued a commendable and extensive record of environmental accomplishment.
This includes the creation of new laws to protect the province’s endangered species, drinking water and green space. Ontario’s Greenbelt is the largest in the world. Under Premier McGuinty’s leadership, Ontario has also undertaken the largest single reduction in greenhouse gas pollution on the continent through the closure of coal-fired power plants and spurred non-polluting renewable energy industries through the Ontario Green Energy and Economy Act.
These positive steps will help create a safer and cleaner future for our children, and are a foundation that must now be built upon.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Stephanie Kohls, Environmental Defence, skohls@environmentaldefence.ca, 416-323-9521 ext 232, 647-280-9521