Ontario’s election is beginning, and the future of our clean energy economy is at stake. Thanks to Ontario’s world-class Green Energy Act, thousands of people across our province have new, well-paying jobs creating clean energy for our economy, our communities and our future.
Yet just as this legislation is building new opportunities and new hope for Ontario, some candidates are threatening to rip up the Green Energy Act if they get elected. Gutting the Green Energy Act would kill thousands of clean energy jobs and halt billions of dollars of investments. Worse yet, it would make Ontario more dependent on dirty, expensive and unjust energy sources that pollute our air and heat up our climate. It’s actually a life and death issue: air pollution from dirty power in Ontario contributes to thousands of premature deaths, alarming asthma rates, and lung disease, especially among children.
As we head into the provincial election on October 6th, Ontario stands at a critical crossroad between a bright green future and the worn out path back to our dirty energy past.
The good news is that we can protect today’s new jobs and build a brighter future for Ontario. We can use our voices and our votes to defend Ontario’s clean energy law and ensure that our politicians build on its successes. The candidates want our votes, and that gives us power if we act together and spread the word. We can use our votes as the prize in a race-to-the-top for the clean energy economy.
Power your vote by telling your candidates we will vote for clean energy, new jobs, and healthy communities. Ask them to show us their best plan to build on the success of the Green Energy Act.
In only two years, the Green Energy Act has spurred the private sector to invest more than $20 billion in green power projects in Ontario. This investment has created tens of thousands of new well-paying jobs for people like engineers, electricians, carpenters and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. People who used to build cars are now building turbines. This is today, and this is our future.
Let’s tell our local candidates that we want to continue this unprecedented progress to build a 21st century economy. We want Ontario to continue to be an international leader in the race to build a clean energy economy that protects our environment; we don’t want to stop clean energy investment, kill jobs, or fall behind the rest of the world because of shortsighted political gamesmanship.
The fate of Ontario’s clean energy future depends on the choice we make today. If we work together, we can build on the success of the Green Energy Act and make Ontario a world-leader in the trillion dollar clean energy revolution that is sweeping the globe and giving us hope for a safe climate for all generations.
We need your help. Tell your candidates that our vibrant green future depends on their leadership and that on election day you will be voting for a clean energy economy. Together, we’ll build a wave of support across the province by asking our friends, family, and neighbours to power their vote with us.