Going green in the Ontario election
September 14, 2007 | 05:20 PM
Ontario's campaign trail might be greener this election as the leaders hit the road in low-emission vehicles and buy carbon offsets to counteract the greenhouse gases they emit, but green issues were oddly out of the spotlight throughout the first week of the election.
All the parties have unveiled environmental policies. The Liberals have pledged $200 million in new environmental spending by 2012.The Conservatives have promised $140 million over the same period, which includes the purchase of scrubbers for coal-fired power plants.
The NDP's policy is still being unveiled, while the Greens would like to see $260 million in new environmental spending over a four-year period, culminating in an additional $700 million over 10 years.
Watch the CBC's Carey Marsden on the parties' green policies. (Aired Sept. 13, runs 2:17).
Do you think the environment is getting adequate attention in this election? Are the parties doing enough to combat climate change? Tell us your views.