Re: “Dear Ottawa: pick a lane on climate and hit the accelerator,” (The Hill Times, July 3, p. 1). For Canada to address its climate change problems and international commitments, industry, the provinces, and the federal government must co-operate to agree on a way forward. I am absolutely outraged that Ontario Premier Doug Ford, within months of being elected, destroyed Ontario's plans to address climate change and our energy needs. Ford killed a large offshore wind farm, knee-capped solar energy in Ontario, and cut the plan to install electric vehicle charging stations around the province. All this when Canada is desperate—given the intransigence of Alberta—to meet international expectations to address climate change. Canada is burning, hasn't Ford noticed? Or hasn't Alberta Premier Danielle Smith for that matter? Ford has a crisis of his own making. He killed the progressive steps the previous provincial Liberal governments took to address energy use and climate change, and now has both an energy and a climate crisis. He is ramping up fossil fuel use, and carbon dioxide, by building more gas power plants, and has just announced a new nuclear plant—at a cost of billions of dollars—that won't be ready in time to get to even net zero, let alone the reductions needed beyond that to try to stop the worst of climate change. Why did the people of Ontario give him a second term? Are they not paying attention? Do they have such short memories they forgot? Can they not analyze what they are being told, or are they unable to resist media campaigns pushing a familiar name? If Ford was named Studebaker, would the outcome have been different? Ontario Liberals deserve some blame over the 2022 election. They lacked effective media to turn their leader, Steven Del Duca, into a “legend.” The premier is a larger-than-life personality, so the opposition has to raise the profile of their candidates. Or they may wind up even losing party status in the legislature. Ford was clearly focused on undoing anything a previous government had done. Where is governance and the protection of the future of Ontarians in this picture? It is time for Ford to call an election and resign as premier and leader of the “Progressive” Conservative Party of Ontario. Tom McElroy Toronto, Ont.