Auditor general says Ontario not on track to achieving emissions reductions targets

By Allison Jones, the Canadian Press, Global News, December 4, 2019

TORONTO – Ontario is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions target under its current climate change plan – and Premier Doug Ford’s government knows it, the province’s auditor general said Wednesday in her annual report.

Bonnie Lysyk found a number of issues with the government’s “Made in Ontario” climate plan, which she said underestimated the starting point for emissions by including several green programs that were actually cancelled by the Progressive Conservatives after they came to power last year.

Some reductions in the plan were double-counted or overstated, while others weren’t backed up by policies to achieve those targets, she said.

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