Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate Change

  • Transition Ontario to a revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system. Under this approach, a fee is levied at source on all goods and services that result in greenhouse gas pollution.
  • Return all pollution tax revenue to citizens’ bank accounts. The more you conserve the more cash for you and your family.
  • Give incentives for the production of renewable natural gas from organic waste and other renewable sources such as ammonia to be transported in existing natural gas pipelines and used to power government fleet vehicles like garbage trucks and public buses. This will reduce reliance on piped, fracked or shipped natural gas.
  • Conduct province-wide risk assessment on extreme weather event impacts including flooding, tornados, heat waves and ice storms.
  • Create a dedicated fund for Ontario municipalities to be used exclusively toward investments in municipal infrastructure for climate change adaptation.
  • Provide new funding for MARS (Municipal Adaptation and Resiliency Service) available for all cities of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Basin.
  • Host a yearly summit on municipal adaptation best practices with neighbouring states and provinces.
  • Develop a one-window central repository for climate data including localized climate projections and provincially adopted future climate data sets.
  • Mandate permeable pavement on all new parking spaces to reduce flooding from storm runoff.
  • Place an immediate and indefinite ban on fracking to prioritize drinking water, public health and climate stability.

Renewable Energy

  • Develop a Long-term Energy Plan for Ontario to be powered with 100% renewable energy by 2050.
  • Provide incentives for community-based renewable energy projects (wind, solar, heating, storage, electric mobility, and micro-hydro) initiated by Indigenous communities, non-profit groups, cooperatives and municipalities, with reliable know-how and long-term zero interest loans.
  • Import green hydro power from neighbouring provinces. Hydro Quebec has offered to sell power to Ontario at 5 cents per kWh – a much better deal than the 16.5 cents per kWh that Ontario Power Generation wants for nuclear power. This would save Ontario more than $12 billion over the next 20 years. We can also start negotiations with Manitoba Hydro to build a new hydro storage and wind powered grid.
  • Help homeowners, renters and businesses convert natural gas, electric, oil, and propane heating systems to more efficient, affordable and low carbon sources such as heat pumps and geothermal.