Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Trudeau steps into Ford’s tree cutting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stepped in with $15 million to save the tree-planting program that Ontario Premier Doug Ford cut from the budget.

The $15 million spread over four years will save about 7.5 million trees that nurseries began to nurture for the provincial program.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a statement to CBC News that preserving the program will mean cleaner air, a healthier environment and good local jobs. 

"While Mr. Ford cuts programs that support tree planting, forest firefighting, flood management, and tackling climate change, we will continue to invest in a clean future for our environment, our economy, and our kids."