Sandy Shaw MPP, Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas

Government of Ontario

Auditor General’s report shows Ford’s war on the environment doing damage

Published on November 22, 2021

QUEEN’S PARK –  MPP Sandy Shaw and MPP Peter Tabuns released the following statement in response to Ontario’s independent Auditor General’s report on the environment:

“Ontarians know the climate crisis is the greatest threat our world faces. Yet Premier Doug Ford is continuing to do whatever his buddies want, no matter what it costs the rest of us.
He’s automatically rubber stamping his buddies’ requests to pave over Ontario in the form of Minister’s Zoning Orders and highways that don’t help commuters like the Bradford Bypass and Highway 413— shutting out community members, even though it’s our kids and grandkids that will pay the price.
Instead of making big polluters pay for 78,000 toxic spills they are responsible for, Doug Ford is forcing Ontario families to pay millions in clean-up costs, letting big industry off the hook.
With Ford in charge, it’s certain Ontario will not meet its emissions targets. This is the same premier that ripped electric vehicle charging stations out of the ground. The same premier that paid extra to have nearly-complete wind farms torn down. We can’t afford any more of Ford’s big cuts and bad decisions. 
Sadly, in the Liberals’ 15 years they didn’t make the progress we needed. We have a way to go to meet Ontario’s climate commitments.”