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Premier pressed on infrastructure issues with severe weather

Wynne points to dealing with climate change as a priority

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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  1. Ian posted on 06/26/2014 12:55 PM
    A good start would be for Wynne to do her part to combat the release of greenhouse emissions, by shutting her mouth so the swamp gas doesn't escape.
  2. Greg posted on 06/26/2014 01:55 PM
    Oh good. She's having more conversations. And the provincial government is going to double down on their failed GEA to combat global warming. Well, this should be interesting.
  3. Race to the Bottom posted on 06/26/2014 02:33 PM
    Because the best way to respond to bad weather is to take an expensive program that has very thoroughly failed, is more of that same useless f***ing program.

    There is no way that Wynne could have risen to the post she now occupies by being stupid; the only logical conclusion left is that she's evil and making bad decisions on purpose to hurt Ontario.
  4. tanjo posted on 06/26/2014 02:35 PM
    So climate change is part of our infrastructure plan? Kathleen Wynne is more influential than I ever suspected !
  5. Frankie posted on 06/26/2014 04:00 PM
    The last time the Liberals focused on climate change Dalton McIdiot spent and committed billions of our tax dollars on useless green energy schemes. The only "green" about it is the "green" money taxpayers and electricity users will be flushing down the toilet.

    You can also be sure anything they do will be headed by appointed Liberal supporters no matter how incompetent and unqualified they are.

    Ontario is in for some serious fiscal trouble.
  6. dean posted on 06/26/2014 04:44 PM
    climate change isn't important to me until my blueberry raspberry cooler gets to warm before I have a chance to drink it. other than that global warming is nothing but a lieberal hoax so that we buy their books, dvd's and key note speaking engagements.
    1. Dean posted on 06/26/2014 05:12 PM
      @dean Climate change is a real concern, but throwing money away on a program that we already know doesn't work is NOT a real solution.
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