WARMINGTON: $12M Loblaw climate-change grant offensive

By Joe Warmington, Ottawa Sun, April 9, 2019

It is safe to say the climate is heating up in Ottawa — and there’s no debate about that.

Just one day after Loblaw Companies Ltd. received a commitment from the Liberal government for up to $12 million to make it’s refrigeration systems more climate-friendly, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the grocery giant not to accept it.

(...)As for the $12-million federal climate change grant, the Loblaw spokesman explained the “funding comes from our application to the Low Carbon Economy Fund in 2018, which is open to businesses, hospitals, cities and others aiming to reduce carbon pollution.”

The renovations “adds to our company’s investmentment of $36 million to reduce refrigerant emissions and will result in the equivalent carbon reductions of taking 50,000 cars off the road annually. Our range of carbon-reduction investments is over $100 million as we work to reduce our carbon footprint by 30% by 2030.”


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