Canada’s PM Supports More Electricity Trade Between Ontario And Quebec To Reduce Climate Change Pollution

News from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Posted Marcy 4th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

According to this March 3rd’s Communique of Canada’s First Ministers, the Government of Canada will “foster dialogue and the development of regional plans for clean electricity transmission to reduce emissions.”hydro-transmission-lines

The ball is now in Premier Wynne’s court to ask the federal government to invest infrastructure funds in electricity transmission system upgrades that would allow increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

Water power imports from Quebec can lower Ontario’s electricity bills and reduce our dependency on high-cost nuclear power and polluting gas plants.

Under Premier Wynne’s status quo energy plan, the greenhouse gas emissions from Ontario’s gas plants will double during the next ten years.

To learn more about the benefits of water power imports from Quebec, watch Steve Paikin’s interview with Jack Gibbons on The Agenda.

You can also read the new Equiterre and Ontario Clean Air Alliance report on the benefits of increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

For more on the Ontario Clean Air Alliance and its environmental advocacy work click onhttp://www.cleanairalliance.org/ .

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One response to “Canada’s PM Supports More Electricity Trade Between Ontario And Quebec To Reduce Climate Change Pollution

  1. The Purchase of Electricity from Quebec has been proposed on numerous occasions in the PAST but these corporate Government Parties in Ontario seem to be catering to the CORPORATE sector in Ontario who advocate the “Creed of Greed and Entitlement” and NOT what is in the best interests of the people of this province….. Thank you MPP Gates and Doug Draper

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