Where the mayoral candidates stand on the environment:
The assesment was released with the hope that 'Torontonians will use this report card to discuss environmental issues with candidates.'
But this hasn't happened.
According to James Dougan, an urban environmental issues consultant and former professor at the University of Toronto, our city faces several significant environmental challenges. Such as Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle native to Asia, which has invaded southern Ontario and threatens to destroy canopy in many urban areas around the GTA.
'This is happening just as we begin to take seriously the significant benefits that our urban tree canopy provides,' Dougan explains.