Doug Ford government appoints a Tory climate denier to board overseeing Ontario's electricity system - 2019-03-28

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F99.png Doug Ford government appoints a Tory climate denier to board overseeing Ontario's electricity system March 28, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

The right-leaning government of Canada's most populous province has created a new job for a former Conservative cabinet minister who dismisses scientific evidence showing how much humans are changing the planet's climate.

Joe Oliver, 76, previously a natural resources and finance minister in the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper, is now a board member of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), a Crown corporation that oversees and manages the province's electricity operations.

Energy Minister Greg Rickford, who also sat with Oliver in Harper's cabinet and replaced the former as federal natural resources minister, announced the nomination through a news release on Thursday afternoon.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = Doug Ford government appoints a Tory climate denier to board overseeing Ontario's electricity system | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/03/28/news/doug-ford-government-appoints-tory-climate-denier-board-overseeing-ontarios | work = National Observer | date = March 28, 2019 | accessdate = April 27, 2019 }}