Ontario's carbon emissions went up during Doug Ford's first year as premier

By CBC News Toronto, December 3, 2020

Ontario's annual greenhouse gas emissions rose for the first time in nearly a decade during the first year the Ford government was in power.

It's a sign that the province's climate change targets are in jeopardy, according to a new report. 

The report, to be released Thursday by the group Environmental Defence, calls the increase "a big step backwards" in Ontario's progress toward reducing carbon emissions.

"Ontario is trending dangerously in the wrong direction on climate change, and the gap between
Ontario's carbon reduction targets and actual emissions levels is growing," says the report, a copy of which was provided to CBC News ahead of Thursday's publication. 


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