According to yesterday’s Communique of Canada’s First Ministers, the Government of Canada will “foster dialogue and the development of regional plans for clean electricity transmission to reduce emissions.”

The ball is now in Premier Wynne’s court to ask the federal government to invest infrastructure funds in electricity transmission system upgrades that would allow increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

Water power imports from Quebec can lower Ontario’s electricity bills and reduce our dependency on high-cost nuclear power and polluting gas plants. Under Premier Wynne’s status quo energy plan, greenhouse gas emissions from Ontario’s gas plants will double over the next ten years.

To learn more about the benefits of water power imports from Quebec, watch Steve Paikin’s interview with Jack Gibbons on The Agenda.

You can also the new Equiterre and Ontario Clean Air Alliance report on the benefits of increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

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