Minister: Province likely to put more money in air quality initiatives
The province will likely be pumping more money into environmental programs, Newstalk 1010 has learned.
Our bureau chief spoke with the Environment Minister to see what Ontario will be doing in the months and years ahead to improve air quality, after the World Health Organization declared air pollution causes lung cancer.
While he wouldn't say how much, Environment Minister Jim Bradley revealed he believes more investment into programs that would improve air quality will likely be included in the budget.
Bradley was also mum on the type of programs, underlining that it all figured out in the budget process.
The minister underlined there are air quality initiatives already in place, pointing to removing coal fired plants in the province and pumping more cash into public transit to get cars off the roads.