Making Ontario Open for Business Act Will Get Government Out of the Way of the Job Creators
Elgin-Middlesex-London, November 1, 2018 - Today, MPP Jeff Yurek provided details
on how Ontario's Government for the People delivered on their promise to make life
more affordable for families through the passage of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancelation
"The era of cap and trade carbon tax in Ontario is finally over," said MPP Yurek.
"We promised residents and businesses in Elgin-Middlesex-London and across the province
to put more money back in their pockets, to make life more affordable, and to protect
and create jobs. Promise made, promise kept."
The elimination of the province's cap and trade carbon tax will save the families
in Elgin-Middlesex-London on average $260 per year, reduce gas prices, and remove
a costly burden from local businesses allowing them to grow and create jobs.
Ontario is part of a growing coalition of other provinces across Canada that oppose
and will ultimately repeal the federal carbon tax, which does nothing to reduce
Canadian greenhouse gas emissions while raising the cost of essentials like home
heating and gasoline.
The province remains committed to using every available tool to challenge the federal
government's ability to impose an unconstitutional, punishing new carbon tax on
families and businesses.
Later this fall, Ontario will release a comprehensive, made-in-Ontario environment
plan to help protect and conserve our air, land and water, address urban litter
and waste, increase our resilience to climate change and help all of us do our part
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.