A reader writes: “Is everyone as confused as I am?
Is it true that Ontario is doing better than the ‘rest of Canada’ since 2005? Emissions down 22%?”
Dear faithful reader,
Thank you so much for asking. Ontario is a big emitter, and has done one important thing right. We have a long way to go.
2005 is a convenient baseline for this claim, because Ontario’s climate pollution was its very worst in 2005. Strong action by the Liberal government (including many policies that the current government has cancelled) did bring it down by 22%, while emissions grew substantially in Alberta.