Ontario Joins the Western Climate Initiative

On July 18, 2008, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that Ontario will join three other Canadian provinces and seven U.S. states as a full partner of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).  The WCI is a regional collaboration with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.  Among other policy tools, it is currently developing a multi-sector cap-and-trade program.  With the inclusion of Ontario, provinces representing roughly seventy percent of Canadian citizens are now WCI members.

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