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GreenON program axed as part of Doug Ford’s first act as premier

June 20, 2018   Jillian Morgan

Ford will be sworn-in as premier on June 29, 2018. (Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter)

Green Ontario rebates have been cancelled as part of Premier-designate Doug Ford’s plan to end the province’s cap-and-trade carbon tax.

A notice on the GreenON website lists closed residential and commercial programs, including air and ground source heat pump rebates. Rebates will be honoured for work completed by August 31, 2018, and for applications submitted by September 30, 2018.

The incoming Progressive Conservative government said it will “provide clear rules for the orderly wind down” of the cap-and-trade program.

Ford also announced plans to withdraw from the joint agreement linking Ontario, Quebec and California’s cap-and-trade markets as well as the pro-carbon tax Western Climate Initiative. The Premier-designate confirmed that he has directed officials to take steps to withdraw Ontario from future auctions for cap-and-trade credits.

Ford also announced plans to challenge the federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on the province. www.greenon.ca  www.ontario.ca

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