Ontario has been named Canada’s greenest province in the latest Green Provincial Report Card from the Corporate Knights.
The report card evaluated provinces and territories on their progress in seven categories including air and climate, water, nature, transportation, waste, energy and buildings and innovation.
Ontario earned the highest grade in the 2012 report card. The province was recognized for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the phasing out of coal-fired electricity generation — the single largest greenhouse gas reduction initiative in Canada. This week, the province also introduced the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act that, if passed, would ensure cleaner Great Lakes for the future.
Protecting Ontario’s air, land and water is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to enhance quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy.
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