Ontario’s Energy Future

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In the lead-up to the October 6, 2011 Ontario Election, the David Suzuki Foundation and Sustainable Waterloo Region have partnered to create a non-partisan expert review of the energy policies of leading political parties, entitled Ontario’s Energy Future: A Climate Change Perspective, with the goal of informing the debate surrounding the province’s energy and climate future.

The policies are reviewed from a climate change perspective by considering how the policies will mitigate against, or adapt to, the impacts of climate change. Twelve questions were submitted to the parties in relation to the categories of electricity, natural gas and heating, transportation, jobs and business, and the provincial budget and private cost impacts.

It is our hope that this report will spark informed discussion on our political leaders’ competing visions for Ontario’s energy future. We encourage you to join the conversation in one of several ways:

  1. Download the report, and view full unedited party responses
  2. Discuss Ontario’s energy future with friends & family
  3. Follow and participate in the discussion on Twitter with #ONpoli and #ONEnergyFuture
  4. Contact your local candidates. Full candidate lists and voting information online at: http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/