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Support for Expanding Natural Gas Across Ontario

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Support for Expanding Natural Gas Across Ontario

Ministry of Infrastructure

"The Natural Gas Grant program will improve access, affordability and choice for people living in rural and Northern Ontario. We welcome this approach, and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this program will have across the province."

-Lyn‎n Dollin, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

"Chiefs of Ontario congratulates the Ministry of Infrastructure on the expansion of the Natural Gas Grant Program in order to alleviate the burdens of energy affordability felt in First Nations communities across the province. We acknowledge the Ontario government for applying the feedback provided from our communities into this welcomed expansion, and look forward to working as full partners as this process moves forward."

-Isadore Day, Ontario Regional Chief

"Union Gas has been working cooperatively with the Ontario government over the past few years to bring natural gas to Northern, rural and Indigenous communities. Today's announcement of a $100M Natural Gas Grant program will help us move forward on our commitment to bring affordable and clean energy to more communities and families."

-Steve Baker, President, Union Gas

"Natural gas is the most affordable and reliable energy source for home heating, and Enbridge is routinely approached by rural communities who want access. We are pleased that the government has recognized this need because connecting these communities will not only significantly lower energy bills, it will also drive economic development in rural Ontario."

-Cynthia Hansen, President, Gas Distribution and Power, Enbridge Inc.

Media Contacts

  • Aslan Hart

    Communications Branch

    aslan.hart@ontario.ca

    416-325-4676

  • Katrina Kim

    Minister's Office

    katrina.kim@ontario.ca

    416-327-7227

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