Ontario Greens propose more independence for top doctor, climate plan

The party is also laying out plans for a "new climate economy"

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter in Toronto

Ontario’s Greens say they’d strengthen the independence of the province’s top doctor, boost oversight of long-term care and increase home-care funding if elected to form government in June.

The party is also laying out plans for a “new climate economy” with a goal to halve carbon pollution by 2030 and reach net zero by 2045 –  a plan projected to cost $16.8 billion in the first year.

The plan to reduce emissions includes a proposal to phase out the sale of new gas and diesel passenger vehicles, medium-duty trucks and buses by 2030.