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Ontario to spend $7-billion on sweeping climate change plan
The Globe and Mail -The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what people drive to how they heat their homes and workplaces – in a bid to slash the province’s carbon footprint.Ontario energy agency could correct province’s past policy mistakes
The Globe and Mail -The Ontario government’s proposed creation of an agency with a mandate to reduce carbon emissions by buying offsets, funding cleaner factories and buildings, and co-ordinating rooftop solar and energy conservation has been met with skepticism, particularly in light of the province’s experience with energy agencies.Ontario Liberals won’t confirm published details of Climate Change Action Plan
680 News -Ontario’s environment minister insists the province won’t eliminate natural gas for home heating as part of a soon-to-be-released plan to fight climate change.Glen Murray refused to confirm or deny a Globe and Mail report saying the province would spend $7 billion over four years to reduce its carbon footprint, partly by phasing out natural gas and greatly increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road.Cap-and-trade plan a reality as bill passes Queen’s Park
CTV News – Ontario has passed legislation creating a cap-and-trade system to fight climate change, which the government predicts will add $5 a month to home heating bills and 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline, or $8 a month on average.

Ontario climate change plan could spike hydro, natural gas rates
CBC News -Ontario would likelybe able to handle an increase indemand for electricity if the province pushes through with its reported $7-billionclimate changeplan that includesphasingout natural gas’butconsumers could seea spikein their rates.

Ontario’s climate plan undermines case for cap and trade
Toronto Sun -Proponents of carbon taxes and cap and trade schemes often defend their position on the grounds that simply attaching a ‘price’ to carbon is the most economically efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).