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Premier pressed on infrastructure issues with severe weather
Wynne points to dealing with climate change as a priority
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As the rain poured down Wednesday night, we saw flooding on the DVP and on some off-ramps of the 401. Not to mention in areas all around the city.

But the Premier says infrastructure planning is evolving and they're now taking into account where things are placed so that can be avoided.

Kathleen Wynne says conversations are being had with conservation authorities to make sure development isn't taking place on floodplains and if it does, proper precautions are taken.

The bottom of the DVP - the part that was engulfed by water - is on a flood plain.

Wynne stresses severe weather like this is why Canada as a whole needs to deal with the climate change issue. She says that's why she added climate change to the Environment Minister's job, so it is made a top priority.

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As the rain poured down Wednesday night, we saw flooding on the DVP and on some off-ramps of the 401. Not to mention in areas all around the city.

But the Premier says infrastructure planning is evolving and they're now taking into account where things are placed so that can be avoided.

Kathleen Wynne says conversations are being had with conservation authorities to make sure development isn't taking place on floodplains and if it does, proper precautions are taken.

The bottom of the DVP - the part that was engulfed by water - is on a flood plain.

Wynne stresses severe weather like this is why Canada as a whole needs to deal with the climate change issue. She says that's why she added climate change to the Environment Minister's job, so it is made a top priority.

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