Ontario Passes Legislation to Further Protect Energy Ratepayers. Government of Ontario News. December 1, 2015.
Yesterday, the government passed legislation to ban door-to-door sales for energy contracts, provide the Ontario Energy Board with more enforcement powers for consumer protection issues, and providing the province with the ability to identify priority projects to ensure that critical transmission infrastructure is built in a timely manner, Read more: https://news.ontario.ca/mei/en/2015/12/ontario-passes-legislation-to-further-protect-energy-ratepayers.html
Ontario Chamber of Commerce mining report calls for more investment. CBC News. December 1, 2015.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on government to do more to encourage mining development in the province, including in the Ring of Fire. In a report released Tuesday, the chamber says both the province and the federal government need to invest in the struggling mining sector. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/ontario-chamber-commerce-1.3344901
Job connections spark at Clarington Energy Summit. Clarington This Week. December 1, 2015.
The Clarington Board of Trade organized the 7th Annual Clarington Energy Summit, which featured speakers, a site vendor fair and bus tours of the Darlington nuclear power station. An estimated 130 people were at the event, with the highest attendance of refurbishment contractors this year. Read more: http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/6142146-job-connections-spark-at-clarington-energy-summit/
Minister welcomes mining report. Sudbury Star. December 1, 2015.
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle appreciates the chamber report, “Digging Deeper,” which offers recommendations for strengthening Ontario’s mining advantage. The minister believes it’s important for the development corporation to remain focused on the Ring of Fire, bringing partners together to determine how best to build transportation systems and infrastructure in the area. Read more: http://www.thesudburystar.com/2015/12/02/minister-welcomes-mining-report
Politics & Opinion
Public inquiry needed on Green Energy Act. Toronto Sun. December 1, 2015.
Senator Bob Runciman argues when it comes to the Green Energy Act, there is compelling public interest in finding out what lies behind the creation, implementation and promotion of a policy that has benefited so few but hurt so many. Read more: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/01/public-inquiry-needed-on-green-energy-act