09/17/2011 02:00 EDT | Updated 11/17/2011 05:12 EST

Liberals pledge $52M plan to clean up Great Lakes pollution hot spots

TORONTO - The Liberals are promising to spend $52 million to clean up the Great Lakes if re-elected.

The money would go toward tackling various pollution hot spots.

The Liberal environmental plank also makes such vague promises as to work with regional partners to try to prevent pollution and runoff into the Great Lakes.

It also talks about improving beaches.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is not campaigning today, so the announcement was left to Children and Youth Services Minister Laurel Broten.

The Liberals say a Tory government would mean deep cuts in environmental protection and accuse the New Democrats of turning their backs on the environment.