Ontario's energy minister doubles down on controversial climate change remarks - 2019-11-27

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F94.png Ontario's energy minister doubles down on controversial climate change remarks November 27, 2019, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Ontario's Energy Minister Greg Rickford has doubled down on quotes from a website denying a growing scientific consensus on climate change, prompting a colleague in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet to distance himself from the controversial remarks.

Rickford faced questions in the legislature Wednesday about his choice of words from Climate Change Dispatch, which he used earlier this week to justify the cancellation of more than 750 renewable energy projects that will cost taxpayers $231 million in compensation costs.

"As a well-studied person, I take every opportunity, whether it's on the internet or sources of literature, to consider different points of view," Rickford, a nurse, lawyer and former federal cabinet member, said before deflecting further questions to Environment Minister Jeff Yurek.

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