TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS our planet is undergoing significant warming with adverse consequences for health, for agriculture, for infrastructure and for our children’s future;
WHEREAS the costs of inaction are severe, such as extreme weather events causing flooding and drought;
WHEREAS successive governments over the last two decades have expanded gas plants despite public pushback;
WHEREAS Ontario must reduce our province’s reliance on fossil fuels and instead invest in new renewable energy projects to ensure we meet our provincial climate targets;
THEREFORE WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to stop expanding Ontario’s gas plants and reliance on fossil fuels, and invest rapidly in lower-cost, proven renewable energy and conservation technologies.