Toronto, ON — We congratulate Kathleen Wynne on being elected Premier of Ontario.
The Ontario government has built a solid foundation of progressive environmental policies including the establishment of Ontario’s Greenbelt, laws to protect freshwater in Ontario lakes, and Ontario’s Green Energy and Economy Act.
We look forward to working with Ontario’s re-elected Liberal government and to assisting them in converting their election commitments to action as quickly as possible. Most immediately, we look forward to the reintroduction of the Great Lakes Protection Act, the Protection of Public Participation Act, and the Ending Coal for Cleaner Air Act.
In the longer run, we are excited to make further progress on transitioning away from polluting energy to clean energy in a way that empowers communities, to curbing sprawl and relieving congestion with better public transit, and to protecting the Great Lakes and Ontario’s natural heritage.
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information, or media requests, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 258; 416-570-2878 (cell); ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca