Ontario’s lieutenant governor David Onley delivered the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the government that outlined the province’s priorities over the next session. The theme centered on opening Ontario to new ideas, people and investment. Onley stated that Ontario will “transition to a new, clean economy” and asked for federal climate leadership and a partner in Ottawa that would “recognize and fund Ontario's green revolution…just as it is funding carbon-sequestration research in other provinces.”
The BC 2010 budget was released and included commercially oriented climate investments. The budget referenced the province’s 18,000 jobs in clean technology and the $2 billion clean tech contributes annually to the BC economy. Over $135 million from the budget is devoted to clean energy development and energy efficiency programs.
Nova Scotia also released its 2010 budget. The budget speech advertised the province’s ambitious renewable energy target of 25% by 2015, which they say is the most aggressive standard of any jurisdiction in North America. It will also invest $24 million in energy conservation and programs for energy efficiency.