Climate policies critical to business confidence this election

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(TORONTO- May 24, 2022) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the following statement calling on all parties to commit to evidence-based climate policies.

“As Ontario emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget about another critical systemic threat: climate change. Its impacts are already being felt across Ontario as extreme weather events disrupt livelihoods, infrastructure, access to natural resources, and community health and well-being. If Ontario wants to remain an attractive place for business investments, its next government will need to provide a predictable path forward for climate action that is based on sound evidence.

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“Organizations across Ontario are developing and investing in innovative approaches, like decarbonization and energy efficiency, that will support both climate action and long-term economic recovery. Our members are uniquely positioned to tackle the climate crisis with made-in-Ontario solutions in all sectors that are a win-win for both the environment and the economy. What we need to see from Ontario’s next government is a commitment to move forward with a comprehensive strategy that incentivizes and not obstructs these investments.”

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About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.

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