Leeds Grenville Warden David Gordon is not impressed by the provincial government’s new Climate Change Action Plan. The plan, released yesterday, promises kickbacks and incentives for families that switch to solar or geothermal heating, in a move away from dependence on fossil fuels. The climate change action plan calls for an investment of five to eight billion dollars over the next five years, in a push to switch people to electric cars and low-carbon lifestyles and businesses. Gordon is not buying it.
The provincial government has a long way to go to earn the trust of Leeds Grenville residents, says Gordon, as many are feeling the pinch of excruciatingly high hydro bills. He gets calls from residents on a regular basis.
Gordon says he realizes a change has to come, but feels this is not the way to do it. He says we should look at the major polluters of the world in our action plan on climate change, instead of targeting Ontarians.