Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario

NDP’s Tabuns says Ontario needs a transparent energy plan

Published on September 28, 2022

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Interim Leader and critic for Energy and the Climate Crisis Peter Tabuns released the following statement as the Conservative government announces an application to extend the life of the Pickering nuclear power plant:
“Premier Doug Ford failed to plan for Ontario's energy needs and that’s put the province in a bind. The Conservatives cancelled and dismantled low-price renewable energy generation, then had to sign contracts last month to ratchet up very expensive gas-fired power. Now, Pickering’s extension is completely up to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. With this much uncertainty in our power generation mix Ontarians could see higher utility bills, and workers could pay an even bigger price. That’s why the NDP is calling for a transparent energy plan, and a transparent labour force plan so all power workers will have guaranteed supports and resources to ensure a stable future for themselves and their families in a rapidly changing industry.”