PREMIER WYNNE DEFENDS GIFT CARD HANDOUTS DURING DECEMBER ICE STORM BLACKOUT

Jan 07, 2014

By AM740 Staff

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Premier Kathleen Wynne is facing criticism for the way she dealt with the pre-Christmas ice storm that hit Ontario. More than half a million people were left in the dark after the storm knocked out power and it took more than a week for some to get their electricity restored. The N-D-P say the Liberal government should have been better prepared accusing it of ignoring years of warnings about the need to protect Ontario’s electricity system from extreme weather events. The Progressive Conservatives say Wynne’s strategy of offering food baskets and gift cards to Toronto residents who lost power, was inadequate and did nothing for people in elsewhere in the province. But today in an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, Wynne said she felt she had to do something to help and the gift card programme was better than nothing.

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