50 Millions Trees Program Should Not Be Cut – NDP MPP

Thunder Bay Political Update

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QUEEN’S PARK – The 50 million trees program, a program that creates jobs and fights climate change, should not be scrapped by the Ford government, said NDP MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell during question period Tuesday.

Judith Monteith-Farrell is the NDP candidate for the Thunder Bay Atikokan Liberals
Judith Monteith-Farrell is the NDP MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan

“This government is cutting a program that aimed to plant 50 million trees across the province.  This program would have created good jobs and helped grow our forests,” said Monteith-Farrell, the NDP’s Forestry critic.

“This cut comes at a time when we are experiencing more extreme weather events and we need to take action to fight climate change.”

Monteith-Farrell reminded the Ford government that when they were in opposition they claimed to support planting three times as many trees as the 50 million trees program, but now in government, they are cutting the program altogether.

“The 50 million trees program is one of the easiest ways that Ontario can help fight climate change,” said Monteith-Farrell.

“Will this government admit cutting the 50 million trees programs was wrong and reverse this bad decision?” asked Monteith-Farrell.