Ford dodges questions on controversial climate-change comments from his energy board appointee - 2019-12-03

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F94.png Ford dodges questions on controversial climate-change comments from his energy board appointee December 3, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford brushed aside controversial climate-change comments from his appointee heading the board of Ontario's electricity agency as opposition parties said the evasion shows the government doesn't take the problem of global warming seriously.

The New Democrats zeroed in Tuesday on Joe Oliver, a Conservative and former federal finance minister who is now chair of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator, for commentary in the National Post saying Canada has "enormous agricultural potential if the land warms up."

"It's a big job for a partisan appointee, but still, Mr. Oliver has found some time on the side to denounce what he calls climate alarmists and even suggested 'Let's not ignore the greater personal comfort of living in a more hospitable climate," said New Democrat MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex).

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