A Place to Grow Sustainably
An elected Liberal government will:
- Cut transit fares to $1 a ride everywhere in Ontario
- Cut Ontario’s carbon pollution in half by 2030
- Expand the Greenbelt and create five provincial parks
Cut fares to $1 a ride for transit anywhere in Ontario
Transit ridership is still much lower than it was before the pandemic, so we’ll cut public transit fares to $1.00 per ride for one year and $40 for monthly passes at all public transit in Ontario. This includes municipal, GO and Ontario Northland transit. This will help save you money and get an estimated 400,000 cars off the road each day.
Cut Ontario’s carbon pollution in half by 2030
Two decades ago, more and more children developed asthma and other illnesses because of air pollution. Ontario Liberals responded by closing every coal plant in the province and putting a price on carbon pollution. Carbon pollution fell by 24% while asthma rates and smog days fell with it. After four years of Ford Conservatives, we’re going in the wrong direction again. Now, we’ll cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, creating green jobs, making electric vehicles more affordable and preparing our homes for climate change.
Expand the Greenbelt and create five provincial parks
You love Ontario’s nature, and we need to protect it. We’ll expand the Greenbelt and designate 30% of our land as protected areas by 2030. As part of this expansion, we’ll add five new provincial parks across Ontario. To help restore our tree canopy and keep our air pristine, we’ll plant 100 million trees a year over the next eight years, focused on restoring ecosystems and protecting drinking water.