Friday, March 30, 2007
The public wants to help stop global climate change. When the Ontario government was working with the North American auto industry why did they not push to get production of the fuel efficient cars in our plants rather then the inefficient gas guzzlers like the new Dodge Charger to produced in Brampton. Now we faced with a need to produce smaller more efficient cars they are complaining about a potential loos of jobs. The recent budget did not provide the incentives to change the production focus in Ontario. We could become a leader in producing tomorrows required vehicles.
At the same time Mr McGuinty has not lived up to his promise to have in place a broad-scale plan before allowing more development in the Northern Boreal forest. He promised this would be in place in the last election. This lack of action in meeting his promises puts many species of birds and the threatened Woodland Caribou at risk. It takes 200 to 300 years for a tree to mature in the north. The clear cutting of 6 Million hectares is not a sustainable plan.