Government of Canada to support energy efficiency and climate action in Ontario
Posted on: November 8, 2018 9:01 am
November 8, 2018 – Milton, Ontario
Today, Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change first hand. In Ontario extreme weather is being felt in the heatwaves and floods this summer. The federal government has a plan to fight climate change and grow a clean economy and the plan is working. Canada’s emissions are down and nearly 600,000 full-time jobs have been created by Canadians since 2015. The Government of Canada is working with Canadians to reduce pollution, make life more affordable and tackle climate change.
Today, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that as a result of the provincial government’s decision to cancel all climate action programs supported by the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Government of Canada will explore options for reinvesting the remaining Ontario portion of the fund in initiatives that improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, save money and create good jobs across the province. Further details on these initiatives will be available soon.
The Government of Canada will ensure Ontarians can continue to fight climate change and fight for a safer and more prosperous future for our kids and grandkids.