Premier speaks to delegates at OCC, held in Sarnia-Lambton

'Fireside chat' underscored commitment to cap and trade as cheapest way to fight climate change

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pictured with Graham Henderson, president of Music Canada and chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke to delegates at the main day of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on Friday, held at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward and hosted by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

Wynne was on stage with Graham Henderson, president of Music Canada and chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

One of the main questions in the post-lunch session was around the advisability, from a competitive standpoint, of the government’s plan for “cap and trade” a system that many in industry have said will make some sectors, including the petrochemical with its hydrocarbon feedstock, vulnerable to disruption.

Wynne countered by saying that the cap and trade strategy would be the least expensive, most effective way to fight climate change.

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