Ignoring is Denying: The Ontario 2020 Budget and the Climate Emergency

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Ignoring is Denying: The Ontario 2020 Budget and the Climate Emergency

David Robertson

On November 4th the US officially withdrew from the Paris Accord. On November 5th the Ontario government tabled a budget that ignored the climate crisis and our Paris Agreement targets. The United State’s denial of the climate crisis will likely change with a Biden administration. Ontario’s denial will continue for the rest of the Ford Government’s term.

Ontario currently faces two serious and related health crisis. One is the COVID-19 pandemic and the other is the climate emergency. Both are deadly. For COVID-19, the hope is that in time there will be a vaccine. But there is no vaccine for climate catastrophe. The climate... crisis can only be resolved by decisive, dramatic and effective government action.

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